Villarreal tonk part-timers 27-0 in pre-season opener
Spanish club in football equivalent of bullying
Villarreal got their pre-season under way in style or in bad taste depending on you viewpoint. The La Liga side thrashed amateur side Navata 27-0 in a match that has caused outrage among some online fans.
The Yellow Submarine strikers helped themselves to a hatful, with Jonathan Pereira grabbing seven goals, and Joseba Llorente and Ruben Marcos each scoring four goals apiece.
The scoreline has caused outrage on some internet forums with fans arguing that humiliating a group of part-timers was not really beneficial to anyone. The suggestion is that perhaps Villarreal would have been better displaying their ability to keep the ball and play possession football once the score reached about 9-0.
Do you sympathise with Navata or were Villarreal within their rights to run-in 27?