Valencia CFTOPhotos with history (II): this is how we have told sports news in images
Half day of September 11, 2001. The plane that takes Valencia to play Novorossisykj (Russia) lands at the Krasnodar airfield.It is Tuesday and despite the team playing on Thursday, the club has decided to fly a day earlier than usual due to the discomfort of the trip.
As soon as the charter lands, everyone begins to suspect that something strange is happening. The phones are pressing.It is not a lot of advanced cell phones, just text messages and little else. There are no images.But before setting foot on the ground, through the windows you can see that part of the Russian army has taken the track. Among players, journalists and managers the news is going at full speed. “They have attacked the Twin Towers in NY.”
When we get off the plane, they put us in a small room. It is no more than 30 square meters and is guarded by two armed soldiers.This historical photo of Jos Antonio Sanz is produced there. Carboni, Mista, carrying the suitcase, Ort and John Carew, sitting near the monitor, watch the first images of the crumbling towers.General panic.
With fear in his body, Carboni goes directly to Manolo Llorente, CEO of the club and real executive power at that time. “Manolo, we are going back to Rome, I am looking for a hotel for everyone.”The plane that had taken us to Russia was the same one that was going to pick up Real Madrid in their Champions League match in the Italian capital.. Llorente refuses to the refusal of UEFA to suspend the matches …
Three days later, locked in Russia and with the air space closed we were able to return gThanks to a direct management of the president of Viajes Halcn. We will never forget the image. Following Ort, Carboni, Mista and Carew, the rest of the expedition watched the few-inch monitor from afar.That gives change to the world and Valencia caught him very far from home.