Ansu Fati delivered an impressive performance, scoring their second goal in Barcelona’s 5-1 win over Ferencvaros on Tuesday night in the Champions League. However, the outcome of the win was soured by the portrayal of the Guinea-Bissau-born Spanish international in the article.
The Spanish newspaper ABC compared his speed to that of a “black street vendor” escaping the police in their game report, following they released an apology to Barcelona forward Ansu Fati.
ABC’s report said: “Ansu in full flight has something of a gazelle about him, of a very young, black street seller that you suddenly see running along Paseo de Gracia] when someone shouting ‘water, water’ [to warn other street sellers] announced that the local police have arrived.”
“Now this kind of thing does not happen, because, for Ada Colau [the left-wing mayor of Barcelona], the criminals are the police and not the street sellers, who no longer have to run away. It is also true that without tourists, business is rather weak.”
An apology of sorts was given on the ABC website on Thursday morning by the author, Salvador Sostres. Local media reports, however, indicate that Barcelona may take legal action on the issue.