Fans and dignitaries pay last respects to Cruyff at Camp Nou
The Catalan club have opened a memorial for fans to pay their last respects to the Dutch maestro which will remain open through to Tuesday next.
As of 10:00 this morning, thousands have flocked to Camp Nou, where the club have installed a special memorial where supporters can pay their last respects to Johan Cruyff, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 68.
The memorial was officially opened by club president Josep Maria Bartomeu along with members of the board of directors and early attendees included members of the political , footballing world (including a delegation from Espanyol and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez) along with fans and members of the public anxious to pay their tribute to the Dutch legend.
Bartomeu stated in his speech that these are “sad days for all connected to the club as we say goodbye to the maestro. Cruyff has left an incredible legacy and was a unique player who revolutionized the world of football. It's difficult to explain his impact at this club”.
Bartomeu made way for head of the regional government Carles Puigdemont, who recalled that Cruyff had been awarded the "Cru de Sant Jordi" (St. George cross by the city) and that his legacy crossed borders”.