Rivalries play a huge role in any sport, let alone football where the animosity is often dialled up to 100. Club rivalries or even tension between players amplify the atmosphere, leading to unforgettable moments.
And one of the most heated feuds of our generation wasn’t between two clubs or even two players, as it centres around two coaches who simply couldn’t stand each other.
Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, two certified geniuses on the touchline, made their mutual distaste for each other evident on numerous occasions.
Be it the iconic back and forths before El Clasicos, mind games on the touchline or Mourinho storming the Camp Nou with Inter, the rivalry was certainly theatrical.
With the pair in two entirely different places now, perhaps the bad blood has diluted a bit.
Nevertheless, it’s highly unlikely that the pair have grown fond of each other, there’s simply too much history there.
Unfortunately, football fans were made to witness the prospect of the pair being too fond of each other, as it was quite literally plastered on a huge wall.
Captured during Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, the two managers can be seen kissing, as depicted on a giant mural.
Taking inspiration from the satirical graffiti art which portrayed ex-Soviet Union leader Leonid Brezhnev and his German Democratic Republic counterpart Erich Honecker, the mural aims to spread a positive message.
It also included a message which read, “My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love”.
Fans online were reasonably taken aback by the art, safe to say, it wasn’t a hit amongst supporters.
While positivity is always welcome, perhaps some cases are best left untouched, simply because a twist such as this is unfathomable.