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Ramos – No disrespect in refusal to give guard of honour to Barcelona
- Updated: April 9, 2018
Real Madrid FC captain Sergio Ramos has insisted that the club’s refusal to perform a guard of honour for bitter rivals Barcelona is not a sign of disrespect, with the controversy brewing as the next Classico clash approaches.
Some bit of Real Madrid news last week saw Zinedine Zidane saying that his players would not give Barcelona a guard of honour if the Catalan outfit seals the La lIga title before both sides square up against each other next month.
This decision should not be a surprise though as it can be recalled that Barcelona decided not to give Real Madrid FC a guard of honour when they faced each other in December, an encounter which was preceded by Madrid’s triumph in the Club World Cup.
“Not performing a guard of honour doesn’t mean we don’t respect Barcelona,” Ramos said after Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Atlético Madrid gave Barcelona an 11-point lead atop the table.
“I’ve always said that we’ll do what the coach tells us to.
“People put too much value on the guard of honour, if the boss has said no then we have to respect him.”