S.amuel Umtiti had a night to forget Sunday, despite the fact that the Frenchman played for Barcelona in its beat Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy.
The defender was whistled by the fans in the Johan Cruyff Stadium during the presentation of the players and during the match itself.
Leaving the field, Umtiti was understandably injured. Having played the second half, he took to Instagram shortly after the final whistle to post a message to the fans who jumped on his back.
“Sometimes it is better not to say anything and let silence take care of things,” published Umtiti, in French.
Umtiti was not the only one who received a whistle. His compatriot Antoine Griezmann was also on the receiving end of a hostile reception, just like Miralem Pjanic and Philippe Coutinho.
Later, Gerard Piqué he spoke in defense of his companions.
“I understand that people want to express themselves, but we all have to unite,” said Piqué.
“We have to help the team. We are in a new era and now we need the fans more than ever.”
“Whistles don’t help, no matter how upset people are. “
Umtiti he left the court prematurely in the evening and is not featured in the team photo taken to celebrate the victory. Coutinho it was also absent from the photo.