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Video: That Special EL Classico Spirit

by Rob Dore | April 20, 2011

Ahead of tonight’s Copa Del Rey final, I’m revisiting a classic moment in EL Classico history.

When Luis Figo did the unthinkable and left the Camp Nou for the Bernabeu, the Barcelona fans didn’t see the economic sense or appreciate that the Portuguese star simply looked so much better in white. Unsurprisingly when he he made his first return to the Catalan club with his new team-mates, the home fans had a lot of displeasure to express. Which they did through the medium of pelting him with whatever came to hand whenever he came within range. All the usual missiles were there, lighters, coins, mobile phones, whiskey bottles and of course a pig’s head. If you haven’t seen this before it’s well worth a look. How did they smuggle a pig’s head into the stadium? If anyone can come up a hilarious answer to that one there’ll be a free bet in it for them.

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