The return of Sergio Ramos to Sevilla, 18 years after his departure to Real Madrid, has stirred up a considerable amount of controversy within the Biris Norte, the ultras of the Seville-based team.
This group has taken to social media to voice their strong disapproval of the 37-year-old defender’s signing on a one-season deal.
In their public statement, Biris Norte have expressed their outright opposition to the individuals who advocated for this acquisition.
The Sevilla ultras’ statement about Sergio Ramos
“As an ultras group of Sevilla for almost 50 years, we want to express our unease to those who proposed this signing,” the statement reads.
“We are not motivated by hatred or resentment, but by love and pride for our club, its history and its fans.
“We believe that the mere proposal of this signing was already a lack of respect for the values that have made us great, for the symbols and legends that have defended our badge, and for the thousands of Sevillistas who have suffered the scorn of this player in the past.
“We think that this signing benefits more so the interests of some directors who neither understand nor comprehend what makes Sevilla great and who only look after their personal and/or economic interests.
“We are not their choir and we will always be on the side of Sevilla, but not of those who tarnish it with their decisions.
“We believe that Sevilla fans should have memory and pride, analyse the situation and each one of us should draw our own conclusions.
“We, as a group, are very clear about this and, although we know that every day there are fewer and fewer of us who put our values before the economic aspect, it is something that for Biris Norte is non-negotiable.
“This statement is addressed especially to the Sevilla board, because we believe that, with each decision, they are moving further away from a model that respects our way of feeling for the badge.
“We say it once again: dignity, values and respect for the badge and the fans are the basis on which an organisation with more than 100 years of history should be sustained.”