I have been following Spanish football since the day I was born. In all this time, I have seen players come and go, dominant cycles start and finish. The Galactico era at Real Madrid was definitely the worse, the current Pep Team dominance being the sweetest.
There's no way I can hide the fact that I'm a Barcelona born Barça supporter, always have been, always will be, and proud. But following a team can not blur the fact that players in other teams are respectable, decent professionals.
Thinking about Real Madrid, Raul Gonzalez springs to mind. The Merengue captain scored many goals against us, but it's difficult for me to hate him. Yes, he had White blood running through his body, but he was always polite, decent on and off the pitch, a true sportsman.
When Raul left Madrid, I thought Iker Casillas would take his place as the only 'slightly-likable' rival. He's the captain of the Spanish National Team that, thanks to the EIGHT Barça players, won the 2010 World Cup. But his behaviour is becoming more Mourinho-Ronalda-Pepe-like as time goes by.
It's is unacceptable for him to accuse Cesc Fabregas of diving after Marcelo's tackle. If I was a Madrid player, I'd hide my head underground and hide, ashamed of my team. Instead though, Good-Guy-Casillas has the cheek to critisize our actions, as if Barça was to blame for their violence.
IKER CASILLAS: FRUSTRATION IS MAKING YOU A PUPPET IN MOURINHO'S HANDS, JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER MADRIDISTA!!!!