Iker Casillasa s agent Santos Marquez has lashed out at Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, accusing him disliking black players and lying about Casillas.
The whole Iker Casillas transfer saga left a bad taste in the mouth for the fans and the players alike this summer. The Spanish international who was at the club since the age of nine, left the club on a bad note and the lack of respect shown towards him was painfully discernible.
After signing for Porto, Casillas called a press conference to announce his departure, but wasna t joined by any of the club officials during that event. 24 hours later Florentino Perez accompanied Casillas in another press conference in order to save his face, but eventually it turned out to be a farce as the fans protested against the club president openly.
Perez wasna t truthful about Casillas
Casillasa agent Santos Marquez has now criticized Perez for his lack of respect towards Casillas and insisted that none of the things Perez told about Casillas wanting leave were true.
a He has never wanted to leave. He said that he never wanted to leave and that he could never ask to be Madrida s first choice goalkeeper, that he had two years left on his contract and that he would have liked to end his playing career at Madrid. He was happy and Madrid is his home but they didna t want him… Three weeks ago Ben tez came along and the club started going crazy about signing De Gea and said what a great goalkeeper Keylor is. That was a lack of respect towards Iker. He couldna t ignore it. There is a before and an after to all of this. Ben teza s not to blame, it was all orchestrated.a a Marquez said in an interview to Spanish media AS.
Perez doesna t like black players
Marquez went on to state that players like Claude Makelele and Samuel Etoa o were sold because they black, although he stopped short of calling him a racist. When asked about how his relationship with Perez was ruined, he said: a For Makelele, for a lack of respect. Florentino doesna t like black players; hea s not a racist but he doesna t like them. I also fought with him over Etoa o. Samuel was just as much a galA?ctico as Figo. He left for the colour of his skin.a
Perez has already come under a lot of criticism from the fans for how he handled the departure of Iker Casillas, this revelations will only add more fuel to the fire.