Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo jumped over the Barcelona badge so he didn’t step on it in disrespect.
Ronald Araujo made the decision to leap over the Barcelona crest that was imprinted on the Camp Nou field rather than foot on it.
On Saturday afternoon, Xavi’s team played home to Elche and won 3-0 with ease to take the lead in La Liga.
With good cause, Araujo is swiftly rising to the top of the Blaugrana’s player popularity list.
The 23-year-old gives it his best in either position and can play as a center defender or right back. He is passionate about the club and plays with his heart on his sleeve.
He chased the ball along the touchline right before halftime, which made it clear.
He made an extraordinary leap to avoid walking over the badge after realizing he was in front of the Barcelona bench and only a few seconds away from it.
That is dedication in action. After seeing the video, fans expressed that they couldn’t possibly appreciate Araujo any more than they already do.
Quédate con quien te quiera como Araújo quiere al escudo del Barça.pic.twitter.com/lEeJueivsN
— Kratos Culé (@KratosCule) September 17, 2022
This will never get old, one individual remarked.
He has such regard for the club, another person said.
Someone else said, “Loyalty personified.”
He’ll be a future captain with this approach, someone tweeted.
After the game, Araujo said: “Barca has my utmost respect. Out of respect, I shall always jump over the symbol.”
Vinicius Jr., a Real Madrid winger, performed the same action against Valencia earlier this year at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Barcelona beat Elche, who are at the bottom of the league, with ease thanks to goals from Robert Lewandowski and Memphis Depay.
In the 34th minute, Lewandowski tucked the ball home to continue his stellar play since joining from Bayern Munich in the summer.
Depay received the ball deep in Elche’s box and made an unbelievable turn to leave his defender in the dust. Depay was on the verge of leaving the Catalan giants in the summer.
The Dutch international doubled Barcelona’s advantage after launching his shot into the goal’s roof.
Just before halftime, Lewandowski demonstrated his razor-sharp striker instincts once more by seizing a rebound.