The massive crowds of Eintracht Frankfurt fans that descended on Barcelona on Wednesday and Thursday for their Europa League match against the Blaugrana were barely mentioned. Until the game started.
As the evening progressed, it became evident that the German fans were well-represented at the match, with estimates of over 30,000 supporters in attendance for the visiting team.
This caused no shortage of disgruntlement amongst the home contingent and it appears the issue won’t be going away for Barcelona President Joan Laporta. Ahead of their match with Cadiz on Monday evening, the Grada d’Animacio (singing section) said it would not be attending the match as a form of protest against Thursday’s events.
Outside the stadium itself, a small gathering of fans also sang “Laporta resign” before the match as seen in the video above by Mundo Deportivo. Meanwhile, Diario AS put the numbers at around 100 fans protesting.