Getafe has had enough after the criticism of the past weeks. In a press release, the Spanish club responds furiously: 'We cannot stand by and watch. Our players are people with feelings, with families and friends who all suffer with us.'Embed from Getty Images
The Spanish football club has frequently been the topic of conversation in Spain over the past few weeks. Getafe signed the much-talked-about Mason Greenwood, who, with every minute he plays, faces threatening chants from the opposition.
Greenwood, by the way, is not the only player to receive such chants. Throughout the season, the Spanish team is booed in other stadiums. This was the case last Wednesday against Athletic Bilbao, when coach José Bordalás received a red card in injury time following an altercation with Bilbao player Iñaki Williams.
The latter strongly criticized Bordalás after the match: 'Everyone knows what he's like and how he makes his teams play. It's legal, but I don't like it.' Bordalás subsequently brushed off Williams' comments.
Now, Getafe responds through a press release. The club is thoroughly fed up. 'Getafe wants to fully condemn the offensive chants. They were particularly severe and demeaning in nature. Furthermore, we could hear the chants repeatedly. This is a complete lack of respect for the players, the staff, and the coaches of Getafe.'
'We cannot stand by and watch. Our players are people with feelings, with families and friends who all suffer with us. This tarnishes the image of our club and the league,' the club concludes. 'It's time we raise our voice, for Getafe is a club that respects everyone.'Updated: 02:59, 28 Sep 2023