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Halloween, a night of terror also in football

Halloween, a night of terror also in football

Originally the trick or treating was a popular legend of Celtic origin according to which not only the spirits of the deceased were free to roam the Earth on Halloween night, but all kinds of sinister entities or characters from any spiritual realm. Among them was one terribly malicious (They even say that more than Satan) who roamed through towns and villages, going from house to house asking precisely "trick or treat".

The legend assures that the best thing was to make a deal, regardless of the cost that it had, Well, if you don't agree with this spirit (that would receive the name of jack-o’-lantern, with which the traditional Halloween pumpkins are known) he would use his powers to do “trick”, which would consist of cursing the house and its inhabitants, giving them all kinds of misfortunes and curses like making the family sick, killing livestock with pests or even burning one's home.

Well, that good that legend is today a reason for celebration. Every year, every 31 October is celebrated in any corner of the planet (with more zeal in the Anglo-Saxon countries that is where it originates) a most peculiar party. Costumes, pumpkins, horror stories, horror movies, dark rooms, all this and much more is part of a night that heralds the arrival of cold in practically the entire Northern Hemisphere.

Soccer is no stranger to such a night. There are many footballers and teams that celebrate Halloweeen in style. Who does not remember the famous spree of Benjamín and his friends from Real Betis with Manuel Ruiz de Lopera and Juande Ramos hunting at the home of the Betic player apart from the Verdiblanca squad in the wee hours of the morning with alcohol and women. That famous phrase from “Denilson don't run away I've seen you” pronounced by Don Manué while the Brazilian player jumped out of a window is now part of the annals of the great “caught” to footballers or the central Juanito calling “vampire” to the then Betic boss.

Although we have talked on occasion about the great sprees of footballers, Today is a good time to present some of the most curious photographs that Halloween has not left in recent years. Some of them, do not go unnoticed:

Messi has been no stranger to Halloween.
Messi has been no stranger to Halloween.
The City of Halloween party in 2011 featured Barry looking for Wally.
The City of Halloween party in 2011 featured Barry looking for Wally.
Neymar celebrated Halloween in Brazil in this way.
Neymar celebrated Halloween in Brazil in this way.
Palermo was a woman for once ... and very proud of such condition. As it should be.
Palermo was a woman for once….and very proud of such condition. As it should be.
A good side, a better avatar: Clichy.
A good side, a better avatar: Clichy.

 

The Halloween party of 2011 of the City was anthological.
The Halloween party of 2011 of the City was anthological.
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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