Football in Spain: youth players protest against their own parents
The Costa De La Luz Cup is a youth tournament in which every year the U teams of the best teams from Spain and Portugal compete. FC Barcelona are in attendance, Real Madrid and Atlético, the youth of FC Porto, Benfica Lisbon and Sporting. The fact that big names do not automatically produce big fans, that shows in the world of professional football day by day. All the more remarkable, what happened to the offspring at the weekend.
It was a sunny Sunday in the southern Spanish Punta Umbría. The youth of FC Málaga led 2-1 against Sporting Lisbon. Because parents and supporters fiercely fought on the sidelines instead of cheering on their boys, the security forces were forced to interrupt the game.
When the players found out why, they turned on their faces, turned their backs closed and then made it clear to them: stop it, we do not want that, it's not cool!
"A charming gesture," said José Antonio Fernández, a spokesman for the Andalusian football federation RFAF, the newspaper "Mundo Deportivo". A gesture that they probably talk to many girls and youth from the soul who just want to play football and have fun, not only in Spain. By the way, the boys of Málaga won the match as well.