'What f*cking world do YOU live in?' – Campo blasts 'continuous lies' of Spanish politicians over coronavirus crisis
The former Real Madrid man also paid tribute to former club president Lorenzo Sanz, who died after contracting coronavirus
Former Real Madrid defender Ivan Campo launched a furious tirade at Spanish politicians for their response to the coronavirus pandemic, condemning what he called “continuous lies”.
The 46-year-old, who won La Liga with Los Blancos in 2000-01 and the Champions League in two seasons either side of that, took aim at Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez over his communication during a crisis that has gripped the nation and the wider world.
The coronavirus death toll in Spain stood at 1,720 on Sunday, with Sanchez warning the country in a press conference on Saturday that “the worst is to come”.
But Campo slammed the prime minister’s failure to announce a 15-day extension to the country’s state of alarm in that press conference, Sanchez having reportedly told regional leaders he would seek parliamentary approval for doing so.
Campo posted a message on Twitter that said: “After the balls of hearing so much falsehood and continuous lies from all the politicians of Spain, who put on their medals knowing that a global pandemic was coming, and they have not lifted a f*cking finger.
“Every day it gets worse because of their f*cking incoherence and incompetence.
“I also read now that the Prime Minister is extending the state of alarm for the coronavirus crisis by another 15 days from today.
“But did you not make a press conference yesterday and could you communicate it to the nation? What f*cking world do YOU live in?”
Campo also posted a tribute to former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, who died on Saturday after contracting coronavirus .
Campo was part of the Madrid squad in Sanz’s last two years as president, before Florentino Perez took charge in 2000.
“My condolences to the family after the death of Lorenzo Sanz, former President of Real Madrid,” said Campo.
“Thank you for taking care of me and helping me as if I were part of your family in those difficult days.”
A Madrid club statement said: “Today, all of madridismo is in mourning following the passing of the president who dedicated a huge part of his life to his great passion: Real Madrid.
“Given the current circumstances, Real Madrid will give him the recognition he deserves as soon as possible.”