Gabi Moya apologizes to Betis … and he does it 20 years later

20 years is nothing, and less to ask for forgiveness. Gabi Moya, one of Sevi's emblematic footballerslla in the 90s during two stages celebrates 20 years of his last game with the nervionense shirt. The midfielder ended his second stage on March 19, 2000, after adding five minutes in a win (4-0) from Sevilla to Numancia at Sánchez-Pizjuán. In total, that of Alcalá de Henares added 176 matches and 24 goals in Nervión. Talking to the official Sevilla media, The Madrid player took the opportunity to apologize to Betis for spitting on the green and white shirt during a derby.

“At that moment in the field you are so hot that you do not think what you do. It was an ugly gesture. A long time ago, maybe people do not remember it. Now I am sincere and I want to remember it”, the footballer concluded. The play, which occurred during the 99-00 season, in which both teams incidentally dropped to Segunda, occurred during a derby in Nervión. After a clash with the Baetic Bornes, Moya spat into the defender's shirt. The referee sent off the two footballers.

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“Well look, I've never said it but now I take advantage. Every time I see him, my face falls with shame. I really regret having spit on the eternal rival's shirt, and not because he was the eternal rival “, affirmed Moya, who began his career at the Real Sociedad Deportiva Alcalá, went to Valladolid, then was at Atlético and inserted Valencia and Mallorca between his two Sevilla stages before returning to the team from his hometown.