Casillas, Ramos, Arbeloa pay tribute to Agustín Herrerín
Moments after it was announced that the iconic, long-serving delegate Agustín Herrerín had passed away, Madrid players past and present paid their respects.
There was some sad news at Real Madrid today as it was confirmed that long-serving delegate Agustín Herrerín, the Bernabéu stadium's 'guardian' for 18 seasons, had passed away aged 86. Herrerín held several positions during 50 years of service at Real Madrid and was a favourite with many players. Moments after the news broke, many players past and present took to social media to express their sadness.
Real Madrid stars remember Herrerín
Sergio Ramos wrote: "We've lost a dear friend and a model professional - a delegate who set an example for others to follow and always with a smile. A great madridista has left us. RIP.
Iker Casillas was always close to Herrerín since he joined the club as a boy. He paid tribute on his Twitter account: "Today is a very sad day for all of us who appreciated Agustín Herrerín 'Rosy cheeks' as we used to affectionately call him (El Colorao). A great person, great madridista and great friend! My condolences to his family. RIP
Club ambassador Álvaro Arbeloa added: "Today, our beloved Agustín Herrerín - a great madridista and a fabulous person who we, the players, were very fond of and hold a special affection for. My deepest condolences to his wonderful family. You were always one of us and will continue to be so. Rest in Peace.
Karim Benzema wrote: "A unique, one-off madridista. Thank you for all the affection you always showed all of us. So long Agustín!
This evening club representatives including Florentino Pérez and Zinedine Zidane attended a memorial service for Herrerín
Se nos ha ido una persona entrañable y un profesional ejemplar, un delegado que creó escuela y una sonrisa eterna. Se nos ha ido un madridista.— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) April 18, 2019
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Hoy nos ha dejado nuestro querido Agustín Herrerín, un gran madridista y una fabulosa persona al que todos los jugadores teníamos un cariño especial.— Álvaro Arbeloa (@aarbeloa17) April 18, 2019
Mi más sentido pésame a su gran familia.
Siempre fuiste uno de los nuestros, y lo seguirás siendo. Descansa en paz. pic.twitter.com/SOjWG6HuXO
Hoy es un día muy triste para los que apreciábamos tanto a Agustín Herrerin. “El Colorao” como cariñosamente le llamaba. Gran persona, gran madridista y gran amigo! Mi pésame a su familia. DEP pic.twitter.com/be93EcB6jW— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) April 18, 2019
Te conocí con 16 años y tú también eras canterano; por eso y por muchas generaciones que has conocido, todos te teníamos en cuenta. Te imaginaremos siempre cerca del escudo madridista y en silencio. Hasta siempre Agustín. pic.twitter.com/df8LHbD1Dm— Míchel (@MichelGonzalez) 18 de abril de 2019
Un madridista único. Gracias por tu cariño con todos nosotros. Hasta siempre, Agustín! pic.twitter.com/nB2jozIzI4— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) 18 de abril de 2019
Ejemplo de persona y de profesional. D.E.P Agustin pic.twitter.com/aWosVBcg9h— Dani Carvajal Ramos (@DaniCarvajal92) 18 de abril de 2019
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