Puyol is still playing the role of captain from New York

He participated in the apology statement after Halloween polemical celebration

Puyol is still playing the role of captain from New York
Puyol is still playing the role of captain from New York

He participated in the apology statement after Halloween polemical celebration

Carles Puyol & Vanessa Lorenzo
Carles Puyol & Vanessa Lorenzo

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Once the players realized that the Halloween joke at Getafe started to receive criticism, they started to think the ways to neutralize the impact. Initially Barcelona's press officer coordinated the situation.

But he was the only interlocutor of the squad. According to the newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Carles Puyol also intervened. The former Barcelona captain, who is currently living in New York, contacted the players and told them he was shocked after watching the images. According to the journalist Miguel Rico, Puyol maintains direct and permanent contact with FC Barcelona's squad.

Both the current captain, Andres Iniesta, and Puyol agreed on the diagnosis: writing a public apology as soon as possible, both for those offended and for Barcelona fans who didn't feel represented by the players. They wrote a draft statement that was distributed among players through the captains and once agreed a text, it was distributed to the press aiming to 'extinguish the fire'. A goal that apparently has not been achieved.