San Pablo Burgos, not so long ago a revelation team in the elite of Spanish basketball, certified this Saturday its relegation to the LEB Oro after a season to forget. The defeat against Urbas Fuenlabrada (66-83) on the last day of the Endesa League ended up sentencing the people from Burgos and left one of the most striking images of the sports weekend.
Despite the fact that the local fans stood by the side of the team in its toughest moments, its president did not do the same. Félix Sancho left the noble area of his pavilion to step on the parquet and force his followers in bad manners to apologize to his followers on their knees. The photo, which is obviously now viral, is tremendous, with the leader on his knees, pointing to the ground and yelling at his team.
Amazed by their boss's ways, the local players heeded his orders. While his coach, Paco Olmos, referred to "an accumulation of many things in a ten-month competition" and assumed responsibility for the relegation without wanting to blame anyone in particular, Xavi Rabaseda acknowledged that they had "had to have done their homework long before We let a lot of opportunities pass us by.”
«I apologize to the fans and the people of Burgos for not being up to the task. The team has not been well throughout the year and in the last game they did not deserve to win and save themselves », he concluded.
From the outside, another ACB coach, Pedro Martínez, from BAXI Manresa, could not keep quiet about what he experienced in Burgos and bluntly affected the behavior of the top leader of the Castilian-Leonese team: «You should not ask for forgiveness when you lose if you have been a good professional. Even less force to do so by the decision maker. It is true that you should not make decisions if you have no idea.