Isco on Chendo snub: “It was a joke”

Real Madrid playmaker Isco has brushed off suggestions of a fallout with popular club matchday delegate Chendo during a victory over Alaves.

Miguel Porlan, nicknamed 'Chendo', is a hugely popular figure at Los Blancos having represented the club as a player and then in a variety of off-field roles.

Isco was introduced late in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Alaves but video footage appeared to show him snub an approach from Chendo when on the touchline.

“There is no doubt he is a great person,” Isco posted on Twitter, as a caption to a photo of the two sitting in the Madrid changing room in an embrace.

“You will not understand a three-second video of the incident because it is an internal joke between us. Hugs, gentleman.”

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