FloPeezy Gives A Big Ol’ ‘Bitch, Plz’ To Marca (As Do Iker & Sergio)

24 Jan

bullshitSo the lying liars who lie at Marca finally went too far with this cover and prompted the wrath of one Mr. FloPeezy, Supreme Commander of All Things Real Madrid.  The ‘Peez was not having it.

Flo decided that enough was enough and called a press conference to bitch about the bullshit that has been slung (long overdue, IMHO). It prompted these great tweets from La Liga Loca (via MGEF)


It was kind of a combination of one and three, to be honest. Flo doesn’t often get out his ban hammer, but he was swinging that shiz like Thor today against the drama queens of Marca.


Florentino Pérez: “It doesn’t seem ethical to resort to lies to destabilize the club”

“It is absolutely false that any kind of ultimatum was discussed regarding the coach or anything similar at the lunch we had with the captains last Tuesday”, said the Real Madrid president

Comparecencia_de_Florentino_Pýrez (10)Florentino Pérez, the president of Real Madrid, spoke before the press at the VIP box of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium to deny a report published today in a Madrid newspaper claiming that the players had demanded the exit of coach José Mourinho: “I’m speaking in light of the seriousness of what happened today in order to make it clear that there was no ultimatum that the coach or anyone else leave the team given at the captain’s lunch. We had lunch to discuss bonuses. The meeting was held in a relaxed atmosphere as usual. What has been said is not true, not in its content or in how much was said. I respect the press and I respect criticisms although they seem unfair. There are ethical limits that should be respected by those that aren’t a part of our project. It doesn’t seem ethical to resort to lies to destabilize the club”.

Comparecencia_de_Florentino_Pýrez (3)Comparecencia_de_Florentino_Pýrez (11)In his roughly 15 minute talk Florentino Pérez explained that he was left with no choice but to call the press conference to respond to the seriousness of the situation, something he usually doesn’t do: “As you can see, given the seriousness of what happened today I’ve broken my own rule about not speaking about day-to-day team business. It is absolutely false that any kind of ultimatum was discussed regarding the coach or anything similar at the lunch we had with the captains last Tuesday. As you all know, we usually have lunch in January with the two captains and the general manager in order to set the bonuses for the different competitions of the season.”

Comparecencia_de_Florentino_Pýrez (12)The Real Madrid president stressed that “the meeting was held as usual in a relaxed atmosphere with a responsible attitude on the part of the captains. What has been reported is untrue. Neither the content or the quantities of what was discussed, and I want to reiterate that I have a lot of respect for the press. I take criticisms although they might be objectively unfair or seem so to me. I think that I’ve demonstrated my ability to withstand the repeated insults that attempt to control the path of this club over the years. But I think there are ethical boundaries that must be respected, even by those that don’t share our opinion”.

Comparecencia_de_Florentino_Pýrez (1)Comparecencia_de_Florentino_Pýrez (2)In addition, Pérez said that one of the foundations of journalism is to check information, something that wasn’t done in this case: “None of the four people at the meeting, two here before you and Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos, have been called to check the truth of what was said or to get our version of the story. I think that’s very serious. I even understand that someone might want someone else to leave the club, but to resort to lies to destabilize the club and the team to make that happen, even when we win and secure our place in the Copa del Rey semifinals, I say publically that it seems unethical to me. These types of things have happened repeatedly, but they’re not going to happen again”.

Comparecencia_de_Florentino_Pýrez (9)Florentino Pérez took advantage of the moment to send a message of unity against the systematic attacks on the club: “I have to say, beyond it being in the interests of some, it’s just simply a lie. I also want to remind the members and fans about our unity, which has made us into the best club in the world. We’re the only ones that decide the future of our club”.

Comparecencia_de_Florentino_Pýrez (7)Comparecencia_de_Florentino_Pýrez (5)There was a question and answer session for journalists after the president’s press conference. Florentino Pérez reiterated the seriousness of the situation and the reason for his appearance: “I’m here to deny a false report that aims to achieve personal goals and destabilize the world’s most prestigious organization that has 100 years of history. The information published today after a really important win for our club is that the Real Madrid captains have given the club an ultimatum. I’m telling you that this information is really serious and I want to say publically that it’s a lie. These reports come to no good for Madrid nor for the newspaper that publishes them.”

Comparecencia_de_Florentino_Pýrez (8)Comparecencia_de_Florentino_PýrezThe lie is precisely what led the Real Madrid president to make a special appearance before the press: “I hear everything. Like with Falcao, that I’m going to sign this player, that others are leaving, that we want to give a raise to someone else, but today I only want to take about one thing, and that is that a Madrid newspaper has published a lie on their front page that intends to destabilize the club. I want to publically denounce this report and it’s serious enough for me to be here. I was taught that you journalists have a code which is to check your information. Why didn’t anyone call us? I know that my getting involved is rough but when the line is crossed and someone tries to destabilize the team…then I have to be here”.

Comparecencia_de_Florentino_Pýrez (4)Comparecencia_de_Florentino_Pýrez (6)Florentino Pérez also explained that he has not spoken with Mourinho about the situation yet because everything happened so quickly: “I haven’t spoken with Mourinho. When I saw the news this morning it seemed so serious to me that someone could play with an institution like Real Madrid. But this isn’t an everyday thing. I know that there’s an element of entertainment in sports. When the line is crossed and someone tries to destabilize the club with lies I will be here defending this institution because I’m the president and it’s my job to defend the club. I’m here before you today in behalf of the players as well”. Although it wasn’t the topic of the day Pérez also took the time to speak about injured goalkeeper Casillas: “I truly feel bad about his injury and we’ll have a chance to speak about it on another occasion”.

Iker and Sergio in their position as captains also stepped in with an official statement. Busy drama day! I love how the mothership chose a suitably serious picture of them to illustrate their comments.


Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos official communication

Due to current reports in the media Real Madrid’s captains would like to communicate the following:

  1. That in the meeting held on Tuesday with the club’s President and Director General there was no ultimatum from us regarding our coach.
  2. As squad captains and members of an excellent group of people and professionals we categorically reject the use of our names or any of the rest of our squad in support of any such information that we label in its entirety as false.
  3. We want to show our support for our coach, Jose Mourinho, for whom we have the greatest respect.
  4. Finally, we wish to convey to all Real Madrid club members and followers our unwavering conviction that only through the unity of everyone connected with Real Madrid will we overcome, as always, all of the challenges that we face each season.

Hala Madrid!

Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos

I hope Marca gets their shit-stirring arses sued into oblivion, a fate I pretty much wish on the whole of the Spanish media for the hysteria they regularly cultivate. It’s exhausting, annoying and ridiculous.  Do they think that it’s not demoralizing to team, staff and fans to hear constant negativity? If they’re supposedly ‘the paper of Real Madrid’ (which, um, they’re not), wouldn’t you think they would be a wee bit encouraging? You know, buck up the squad a bit? But it seems like all they ever do is tear the team down and spread rumors. I know, I know – it sells papers, it generates hits on the website. But we don’t have to buy into their shit, nor should we. I’m pleased that FloPeezy finally took a stand. Perhaps this will shut up the people who constantly claim that Marca is his mouthpiece? Probably not, but one can dream, right?

Sigh. More Real Madrid drama to come aka Iker’s prognosis, but I’ll save that for the next post.

– Lozil

17 Responses to “FloPeezy Gives A Big Ol’ ‘Bitch, Plz’ To Marca (As Do Iker & Sergio)”

  1. M January 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    I loath the pathetic excuse that the Spanish press is. This is not journalism at all. It’s just rumor mongering and lies.

  2. Mehreh January 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    shame that he had to say it, but whatever needs to be done to clear the air and stop the rumors.

  3. Tasha January 24, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    O man , I read about this on the Daily Mail . I can’t believe they would write such CRAP , even if Sergio and Iker did issue an ultimatum how on earth would Marca have found out ??????? IDIOTS !!!!!!

    I’ve been reading comments on ESPN etc …. And for some reason they have this dumb whatever you wanna call it , reasoning/ epiphany , that Iker and Sergio are the reason there’s a drift in the team and think they are bigger than the team !!!!! Every time I ask how they are doing this ? No one answers !!!!! Its like bitch if you wanna say crap be able to back your shit up !!!!!!

    I’m glad Flopeezy put a stop to this insanity !!!!!! How about Marca writes about our newly rejuvenated team !!!!! No they have to write about stuff they can’t even prove !!!!!

    Apparently Iker broke his hand or wrist and to that I say FUCKKKKKKK !!!!!!

  4. CinematiqueChic January 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    Glad he called them out on their BS. Shameful excuse for journalists.

  5. Jules January 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    Out of curiosity and ignorance, when did Marca start putting Real Madrid in the crosshairs? I don’t know anything about their history or connections but before this year I’d only ever heard of their hackjobs against your rivals. Both sell papers, unfortunately, but I wonder if there’s something more behind the abrupt 180.

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

      They want Mou out. They’ve been highly critical of him and the team all season. This is the agenda that FloPeezy is referring to.

  6. manie January 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    I don’t get why Marca wants Mou out (unless it’s because Mou limits the press’s access, or, more likely, they are anti-Portuguese/xenophobic/want more spaniards). Mou has been one of the best things for this club recently – he’s brought stability and for a while, he took attention off the players. Like honestly, does Marca want us to just always be out at the quarters or round of 16 in every cup competition? Cause that’s how it was. I get that controversy sells papers, but they’ve been doing this for way too long. Marca is so lame.

    • Fai January 25, 2013 at 9:27 am #

      I really think it is a combination of xenophobia and them being pressed that Mou plays by his own rules when it comes to the press rather than theirs.

      And you’re totally right about pre-Mou Madrid of recent years – I know they say football has no memory, but this is ridiculous. We stranded in the round of 16 six times in a row, did even worse in the Copa, and won two league titles. In SIX YEARS. Yeah, Mou’s ruined Real Madrid all right.

    • Irish Ange January 25, 2013 at 9:43 am #

      Figo never ever EVER experienced this ‘xenophobia’ from the media when he was at Madrid, most likely because he is a gentleman, never insulted anyone (or everyone come to think of it) nor poked someone deliberately in the eye. There are a LOT of Portuguese players in La Liga, they also do not receive the same treatment. I guess the saying you get what you give out rings true for Moronho. Also, as Pique quite rightly pointed out, Moronho’s behavior when Madrid are winning is never called into question. Only when things go bad.

      • Suse January 25, 2013 at 10:59 am #

        Oh, not again [deep sigh].

        Mourinho, whom I presume you are referring to by your somewhat offensive misspelling,, didn’t poke Vilanova in the eye, deliberately or otherwise. Do you believe everything the media say?

        • Manie January 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

          Lol I thought about responding but then saved my breath. The idea that Figo was not targeted by both Madrid and Barcelona sport dailies is laughable.

        • Irish Ange January 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

          Yes he did Suse. I saw it with my own eyes (which remain unpoked). Moronho (not as emasculating as Flopeezy or whatever) he admitted he shouldn’t have done it. I don’t know where you live to have missed that, but clearly it’s under a rock somewhere. Pig’s head? Well football fans are football fans, thick as minced meat. And no, Figo did not get what Moronho gets (quite rightly so). There a lot of Portuguese players in La Liga, they don’t get it either. Except maybe Ronnie but his jealousy of Messi attracts it.

          • headbandsandheartbreak January 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

            So you were there, on the pitch in the middle of all that? Fascinating. Must have been great to be there in that fight. Did ya get a piece of anyone? 😉

            • Fai January 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

              Maybe it’s the guy with the moustache in the background of that infamous picture! (Hi, by the way, I love your blog!)

              • headbandsandheartbreak January 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

                Hahaha! Hi Fai! Thanks for the kind words. That moustache guy is like my spirit animal. I love him. 😉

          • headbandsandheartbreak January 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

            Also, doesn’t sound like you’re a big fan of Real Madrid, so why exactly are you here? Just curious.

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