Xavi claimed that he had requested that the Barcelona players celebrate their La Liga title win inside to show respect for the Espanyol fans at home.Information Guide Nigeria
After beating rivals Espanyol 4-2 in the Catalan derby, the former Spain international earned his second title as Barcelona manager. On Sunday, after winning their 27th La Liga title, Barcelona players briefly celebrated in the centre of the pitch, infuriating a section of Espanyol fans, who invaded the pitch and forced the away team to run to their dressing room.
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After the game, Xavi suggested that he had ordered his teammates to keep the celebrations indoors because it was not their home and would be disrespectful to the home crowd.NYSC Portal
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Speaking to reporters, the Barcelona boss said, “I have told them to stop inside because I think it is enough. The celebration is normal, but it was respectful to go to the booth because we were not at home. I am rational. But emotions are difficult to control. We celebrated it not because we were in Espanyol’s camp but for the title. We’re not at home.
“I haven’t seen if anything else has happened, I’ve gone inside. We shouldn’t give it more importance. We shouldn’t create controversy. I thought it was time to go in, there was We have to celebrate it inside as a family. We haven’t provoked anyone. We were celebrating a League that is very important to us.”
On a day when Barcelona were crowned the champions of Spain, their local rivals Espanyol find themselves on the verge of getting relegated from the top division. They are currently 19th on the league table with 31 points from 34 matches, with their ire visible in the chaotic scenes after the final whistle.JAMB Result
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