Real Madrid have criticised Samuel Eto’o after the Barcelona striker made a dig at his former club following Barcelona’s title success at the weekend.
Eto’o started an anti-Madrid chant infront of 100,000 Barca supporters during a title party at Camp Nou.
Eto’o had been part-owned by Madrid and his reaction on Sunday has not gone down too well with Real.
”This character is a fantastic player, but he leaves a lot to be desired as a person,” said the president of Real Madrid fan clubs Fermin Calero.
”He has forgotten that it was Real Madrid that first allowed him to escape hunger and with these unfortunate declarations the only thing he has done is to encourage violence.”
Barcelona president Joan Laporta tried to play down the remarks.
”I don’t think they were ill-intentioned and should be understood in the context that they took place, at a celebration party and in an atmosphere of unrestrained euphoria, but they are difficult to justify,” admitted Laporta.
Madrid defender Francisco Pavon believes Eto’o’s behaviour was ungracious.
”Maybe it was the heat of the moment, but I don’t think you need to insult anybody when celebrating a title that Barcelona thoroughly deserved to win,” said Pavon.