“One must go into a Clásico with respectful civility. From one lapsus headlines are made with nothing to back them up, when it’s only a football match. It would be nice for people to enjoy themselves,’ said [sports director of FC Barcelona Andoni] Zubizarreta.*
Grow up and act like an adultus.
After all, by my calculus,
The season has not yet reached its terminus.
It’s exciting to think that ahead of us
we have of Barça-Reales a veritable omnibus.
There’s la Copa (an appreciable bonus)
And then Champions (Clásico maximus).
Yet, to date, you habeas not the corpus.
It’s frustrating, scio, but that is the verus.
(Besides, such overreach may seem discourteous
To those like Bassam who, although White, is a true BFB amicus.)
Do learn from Pep, circumspectus Augustus.
Take brave heart in Barça, their operandi modus
The style, the flair embraced by each Masia alumnus.
Xavi. Puyi. And Leo, our footy Prometheus.
Our win last annus (by a manus) was bellus.
To win all the rest would be ultra, ne plus.
But the season moves swiftly and fugit doth tempus
So while we’re all here, by Deus, gaudeamus.
*’De cara al clásico hay que ir con respeto cívico. De un lapsus se hacen portadas sin nada a lo que agarrarse, cuando en realidad al final sólo es fútbol. Sería bueno que la gente disfrutará”, señaló Zubizarreta.