Barcelona have condemned the actions of fans who bullied head coach Ronald Koeman’s car as he left Camp Nou after losing 2-1 to Real Madrid in the first Clasico of the season.
David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez goals put Madrid ahead and Sergio Agüero’s injury-time goal was only consolation as Barca suffered their fourth straight Clasico defeat – the last three came under Koeman.
The Dutchman is only the second Barca coach in history to lose his first three La Liga games to Real Madrid, with Patrick O’Connell suffering the same fate between 1935 and 1940.
With Barca ninth in LaLiga and third in their Champions League group, pressure is mounting on Koeman as fans get restless amid the team’s poor performance.
That unrest spread after Los Blancos’ loss on Sunday when a crowd of fans besieged Koeman’s car as he left the stadium.
Barca issued a statement to regret these actions and pledged to heighten security to prevent a repeat.
“FC Barcelona publicly condemns the violent and contemptuous acts our manager experienced while leaving Camp Nou,” the statement said.
“The club will take security and disciplinary measures to prevent such unfortunate events from happening again.”
Barcelona travel to seventh-placed Rayo Vallecano on October 27, hoping to recover from their demoralizing defeat with a win.
I think we did enough to get a different result.
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 24, 2021