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Retro Football: Barcelona Fans Throw Pig’s Head At Traitor Luis Figo, 2002

By Ollie Irish

Luis Figo’s £37m move from Barcelona to arch rivals Real Madrid in the summer of 2000 didn’t go down well at the Camp Nou, of course.

So when the Portuguese winger returned there in November 2002, Barca fans were waiting to bombard their former hero with an assortment of interesting missiles. These included whiskey bottles, cigarette lighters, golf balls and, most famously, a pig’s head.

The game, which was stopped for 13 minutes so that the 98,000 crowd could cool off, finished 0-0.

Footage of Figo under attack as he attempts to take a corner:

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By Ollie Irish on November 29th, 2010 in Barcelona, La Liga, Real Madrid, Retro, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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6 Responses to “Retro Football: Barcelona Fans Throw Pig’s Head At Traitor Luis Figo, 2002”

  1. [...] By the way, Barca fans warmed up for the heavyweight clash by throwing stones at Real’s coach as it arrived at their team hotel last night. Stones? That’s rather boring – what happened to cured animal heads? [...]

  2. Montesquieu says:

    Stupid cunt deserved it.

  3. ... says:

    trust me figo is one of the biggest cunts in world football…. you know he stormed to the from of the room while the usa was presenting their WC a couple years ago.

  4. Kevin Barry says:

    The trouble is these days is that football fans just do not have any respect!!!!!
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    why waste good food on an arsehole like figo

  5. [...] is more important than the name on the back, as true fans know. I mean, if you’re pissed, just throw a pig’s head at him on Sunday. It’s practically tradition! Sheesh!) So yeah, I’m torn and heartbroken for [...]

  6. [...] Figo was met with a pig’s head on his return to Camp Nou when he joined Real from Barcelona in 2000. Somehow I don’t think [...]

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