Sevilla have recently made headlines with the signing of Sergio Ramos, marking a fairytale return for the player to the club where he grew up.
However, this heartwarming reunion has not been met with unanimous support from the Sevilla hardcore fans.
Ever since Ramos left Sevilla 18 years ago to join Real Madrid, his relationship with the Sevilla fans has been strained.
His departure on the final day of the transfer window in 2005 left many supporters feeling betrayed and disappointed.
During an emotional interview, Ramos once spoke about his grandfather, a die-hard Sevilla fan, and was reduced to tears.
His genuine remorse for leaving the club was evident. Upon his arrival at Sevilla, he even released a video apology to the fans, acknowledging his past mistakes.
However, despite these efforts, the Biris Norte group, the Sevilla Ultras who sit behind the goal, have expressed their discontent with the signing.
In an official statement, they condemned the decision, claiming it exhibited a ‘lack of respect towards the values that have made this club great’.
The Biris Norte accuse the club’s directors, including President Jose Castro and Sporting Director Victor Orta, of prioritizing personal and financial interests over the club’s well-being.
They make it clear that their loyalty lies with the club and its traditions, and they do not align themselves with those in charge.
While Ramos himself is barely mentioned in the statement, it is likely that he will bear the brunt of the fans’ anger.
However, Sevilla fans are careful to separate their support for the team from their opinions on individual players, reserving any abuse or whistles for before or after the match.
The signing of Sergio Ramos has certainly divided the Sevilla fanbase, with some embracing his return as a fairytale reunion, while others express their discontent with the club’s decision-making.
Only time will tell how Ramos will be received on the pitch and whether he can win over the skeptical Sevilla fans.
This article was updated 1 month ago