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In November 2004, Figo was revealed alongside other Real Madrid teammates such as Raul, to be sympathisers of the Ultras Surs, ..... Pictures of Figo and Raul smiling for the camera while holding a scarf and flag of the Ultras Surs was printed in a Sunday newspaper.
Has anybody actually seen this photo - or the event? I am not willig to believe it!
- I've seen the photo, and it's pretty much true, as you can confirm by searching "Figo Ultras Sur" on a search engine. However, the article overdoes in detail about the group, so I'll move some of the stuff here in case someone makes an article about them. \ wolfenSilva /
Ultras Sur crop
I've removed a few lines from the article about the Ultras Sur, in case anyone wants to create an article about them. I'll add a section of "notable Ultra groups" in Ultras with some of europes' leading groups. There's no point on having more on them than Figo on his own article.
-- a rate-hate movement which shares its axe emblem with the international Hammerskin white supremacist movement. The Ultras Surs are feared even among the most extreme elements of Europe's soccer hooligans.
The white supremacist group apparently has strong ties to the Real Madrid FC. Until very recently the Ultras had their own office near gate 42 of the Bernabeu in which they kept pamphlets, drums, megaphones and flags bearing General Franco's shield and other neo-Nazi symbols.
Until the election of Florentino Perez in 2000, generations of Real's presidents had courted the hooligans. In 1997 former president Ramon Mendoza said: "If I was 20 now, I would be an Ultras Surs."
And the predecessor to Perez, Lorenzo Sanz, used the racists to try to strong-arm his way to victory in 2000. The amazing insight into Real's hardcore fans was exposed in a 2003 book by Spanish journalist Antonio Salas who infiltrated them. --
\ wolfenSilva / 16:24, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
I am not convinced. The source of the article (and photo) seems to be a british tabloid - it might as well be a "meta-battle".
Journalists only trust informations confirmed by at least two independend sources...
Luis Figo is not a racist, this is a poor attempt at trying to make him be one
- fine, let me put this way: One thing is a player with ostensively racist/fascistic behaviour (see Paolo Di Canio, for instance). Other is a player that gave an interview and posed with a scarfe from an Ultra/fan group with the same known tendencies. I believe the interview and photos quoted in the newspaper piece are the same I've linked this week to the wiki article, from the 2000-2001 season. As a matter of fact, look at their interviews section, including players like Guti and Helguera, both have interviews and working photos of the same players with scarves. Does this mean they are racists: no, those interviews do not include politics, neither does Figo's.
- Back to the point, the interview exists, the photos, although down in their website, also exist. What can, and must be argued is the forced meaning the newspaper gave those photos, publishing them after the racist incidents, not the existance of them. I'm going to clarify that in the article, and remove the POV tag, and hopefully before being reinserted, the editor comments that here. wS 22:19, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
..he is one of the few footballers to have played for both the Spanish rival clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. He enjoys headbutting people in world cup matches and getting away with it.
- Added just now by [User:22.214.171.124|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:126.96.36.199]. I got rid of it.
- fel64 17:06, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
Which idiot put NAMBLA on the 'related links'? KnucklesEchidna 07:41, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
spelling and bias?
Thierry Henry pretentously dived inside the box and a penalty was 'controversially' awarded, which French captain Zinedine Zidane promptly scored and it stood as the winning goal.
- 'pretentiously' and it really shouldn't say it was a dive
Figo's transfert to Saudi Arabia
Concerning this transfer, Luis Figo is still a member of Inter Milan; nothing has been said officialy that Figo had left the club so, therefore, stop saying that Figo has left Inter Milan and that he's now playing in Saudi Arabia. It's false, bottom line. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by VincentG (talk • contribs) 19:27, 1 January 2007 (UTC).
- Figo traveled to Saudi Arabia to sign a contract and that's a fact, proved by pictures in Portuguese newspapers, so I think that it deserves a mention in the article, already explaining that he did not ended up moving...--Serte [ Talk · Contrib ] 20:47, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
Can you explain more what happen? The offer from SA was too low? Moratti convinced him to stay? By the way, can you put an english link? This is not Wikipedia Portugal.
- Moratti convinced him to stay and extended his contract, that lasted until June 2007 to June 2008. I tried to find an English report of this in various sites, including Google News, which searches in many news sites, but as I was unable to find one, I had to use that Portuguese sports site that totally confirms what I wrote. It's better to have a foreign reference than none...--Serte [ Talk · Contrib ] 14:29, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
y'all are JACKASSES
The truth behind Figo's transfer to Real Madrid.
I stumbled upon 2 news regarding Figo's transfer to Real Madrid... However I'm unsure regarding the authenticity of the article... I guess i leave it to editor/admin or anybody who want to, to determine whether this should be written in the article or not...
The article mention about the secret on Figo's transfer and -as far as in the rules i know- illegal move by then Madrid's president Florentino Perez on Figo, but it looks like, Figo and his agent, Jose Veiga are also have their own mistakes in the secret agreement. This article also somewhat relating the past incident to the current C.Ronaldo transfer saga....
Return to Nou Camp
This part of the article is not true:
"When he returned 2 seasons later in the semi final of the 2001-02 champions league, he got a heated reception from the crowd and many started throwing objects at him as he took corners and throw ins."
Figo did not play in this match. He was suspended.
Real Madrid (5-3-2): Cesar; Salgado, Hierro, Helguera, Pavon, Carlos; Makelele, Zidane, Solari (Flavio, 89); Guti (McManaman, 79), Raul. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 13:46, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Had to update Figo's page. Some idiot kept saying he played football. Never seen this dude in the NFL. I'm sure of it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:35, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
JE SUIS FIGO!!!!
Pena q eu não voto. Meu voto seria dele sem dúvida. É honesto, inteligente, e boa gente. tos - Brasil Clovis Ma — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:35, 28 January 2015 (UTC)