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The players, the staff and even the bar’s owner are all part of the same story: it was a great time in their lives.
But for many of them, the experience has been tainted by an awful stigma.
The story goes that in 2005, at a party hosted by the then-manager of the Stade Velodrome, one of the best clubs in Europe, the night’s guests were offered a drink.
But despite the fact that they were the only ones who were there, and the fact they were there for the entire night, the players weren’t allowed to take part in the party.
This is the reason why it’s not the same as drinking.
Instead, players were given a fake invitation to the bar, where they were given the choice to join them or be left out.
The next day, the club were relegated from La Liga and, more significantly, the player of the year was sacked.
The club’s owner was also sacked.
Afterward, the football club decided to open a bar in a small town, where the player would be given a better environment and they would have the opportunity to get to know each other better.
The player went on to win the league, and eventually, he became the club’s manager.