The Great Derby: A Clash of Rivalry and Controversy
The intense battle between Seville and Real Betis in The Great Derby continues to ignite passionate debates among fans and players alike. The match, which ended in a 1-1 draw, showcased the clear dominance of the Green and White team in terms of gameplay and scoring opportunities. However, amidst the display of sportsmanship, some fans failed to maintain decorum during the minute of silence before the match and resorted to offensive chants against Real Betis player, Isco Alarcon, even wishing him harm. These chants have sparked outrage, with Marc Bartra, a Real Betis footballer, calling for action against such behavior.
Marc Bartra Defends Isco Alarcon
Marc Bartra, a defender for Real Betis Balompié, has come forward to support his teammate, Isco Alarcon, who faced derogatory chants from Sevilla FC fans during The Great Derby on November 12, 2023, which marked the 13th day of the league. Bartra expressed his disappointment in a video interview on the program “The Day After” by Movistar+, emphasizing that certain actions should not be tolerated in football. He took to his social media platform to condemn the chants, stating, “This is a shame. You can’t allow things as disastrous as this. It seems that in football anything goes… NOT EVERYTHING IS WORTH, gentlemen. NOT EVERYTHING IS WORTH. Regrettable.” Despite the negativity, Isco Alarcon managed to deliver an outstanding performance on the field.