It has been revealed that the Atletico Madrid fan base is torn between "loving" and "hating" Diego Forlan. The reasons? You'll laugh.
"Forlán declaró su amor al club con goles y con un despliegue físico terrible, a veces ganando partidos él solo. Pero nunca salió a los medios y dijo a viva voz: 'Amo al Atlético de Madrid por encima de todas las cosas'. Y eso es algo que la afición, al menos el sector más pasional, no perdona".
Sum up: Forlan has given goals and unmatched effort on the pitch for Atletico Madrid. However , fans seem to be furious that he has never come out to declare his "Love for Atletico Madrid", also hating him (still even after all he did for them last year), for flirting at a transfer to Real Madrid when he was still in Villarreal.
The article continues: Forlan is a loner by nature. It is very difficult for him to come out to social gatherings with the club. It's just part of his personality. His only real friend in the dressing room is the Portuguese Simao. However, he has never shown anything but respect to the club , players and fans. He is one of the only players never to have arrived ether a) late or b) drunk to a football practice.
Apparently Diego is happy at the club, but recent issues with the media and fans seem to have taken their toll on Diego. The article quotes 1 other media source that thinks Diego has done all that he could with Atletico and should move on to pursue other goals with another club.
I respect Diego's preferences. There are players who show up to clubs and kiss the crest immediately as if it means anything to them. Diego is a professional and a class act. Atletico Madrid fans will 100% miss him when he's not there anymore to bail their asses out. They should be on their knees thanking him for the Europa league title. What a bunch of ingrates.