In closing down his Twitter account this week, David Navarro has hit out Levante fans criticising him for his Valencia past.
Navarro came through the youth ranks at Los Che and spent nine years in their first team, before a spell in Switzerland last season was ended by a return to the city and to rivals Levante.
However, the player has been receiving grief from a minority of Los Granotes’ fans on social networking website Twitter, for his Valencia past.
The 32-year-old has subsequently taken the decision to close down his account, and told reporters today of his disappointment.
“I have planned this with my family in mind, so it is not a light decision. What hurts me most is that [those who have criticised] have not recognised my efforts for this club and the professionalism that I have,” the centre-back said today, before delivering a message to the fans.
“Do not judge a player by his past, you have to be by my side, because I am a Levante player. I defend these colours like nobody else and never will I fail on purpose or not give 100 per cent because it is not like that.
“Whenever we talk of goals conceded, the main culprits are always the centre-backs, but I have taken a lot a lot in my career, for the criticism I have received.”