The rivalry between the two Madrid clubs will linger on for decades as Real Madrid technical staff were caught on camera singing an abusive song about city rivals Atletico Madrid during a dinner on Thursday organised by Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti was shown listening to the song, which concluded with the lyric: “A herd of unhappy victims, crybaby fans with an inferiority complex, who can’t handle always being second, I know it hurts, I know it’s ugly, but Atletico lacks balls”.
Known as the mattress makers after their red and white striped shirts, Atletico were long overshadowed by their wealthier neighbours but have turned the tide in recent seasons under the inspirational Simeone.
“What’s wrong, mattress maker, you still haven’t realised that Europe is ours and you are a disgrace,” the song begins.
“The years go by, players, officials too, but you don’t realise that the problem is your people.”
Real and Atletico are on course to meet over two legs in the last 16 of the King’s Cup next month and fans should be expecting some real fireworks from players, fans and the coaching crew.