Granada and, more specifically, La Alpujarra, they are an idyllic destination for any British family who wants to enjoy the sun and nature to escape the leaden weather of England, but live a few days among lemons As Chris Stewart recounted in his novel, it would not be enough for any football lover.
That must have thought Philip Jackson, an English fan of Middlesbrough, the club Karanka coached for four seasonswho took advantage of his visit to Granada to go to Los Cármenes to see the Nasrid Coliseum up close and buy red and white shirts for himself and his two children, but Philip and his family found the official store closed because their visit took place in the middle of the dayoutside the business hours from 10 to 14 and from 17 to 21 that the stadium store has.
This fan took the situation with humor and expressed it through his social networks: “Went all the way to see Karanka and Granada from Middlesbrough to buy Granada FC shirts but it was Siesta time!!, regretting that his visit coincided with siesta time after the journey to buy the shirts.
After leaving empty-handed, everything could have stayed there, but Karanka found out what happened and activated the necessary mechanisms to send them the Granada shirts that they could not buy until Órgiva, in a gesture that shows the character of the Basque coach, fully involved with the Andalusian club.
With this action, surely there will be three more fans of Granada in England closely following the evolution of the Nasrid team and Aitor Karanka, who is still revered in Middlesbrough, where he left an indelible mark, something that also hopes to get in the city of the Alhambra.