André Carrillo may have been at Watford for over six months now, but continues to get involved in controversies in Portugal.
As the player switched Sporting for Benfica back in 2016, he had been the local newspapers’ favourite for a while, always feeding the rivalry between the Lisbon clubs.
Sporting were furious when their player ran down his contract and moved to their rivals, and it all turned into a huge soap opera, the kind which is perhaps all too common in Portuguese football.
Now loaned by Benfica to Watford, Carrillo continues to follow the Eagles, and had been rooting for his former club to win the Portuguese league this season.
That’s why when Porto lost a game in early April, he posted an Instagram story showing he was watching that match, and wrote ‘Good night’ over it.
But Benfica couldn’t keep that good form, and Porto are now close to winning the title, needing only one point to lift the trophy.
So after the win against Marítimo this weekend, Porto goalkeeper José Sá reponded to Carrillo, also saying good night, this time in Portuguese.
He wasn’t any afraid of using a picture of the Watford player, making the payback pretty clear.
All the story has obviously taken the attention of the Portuguese press, who won’t miss a controversy between Porto and Benfica, so newspaper A Bola had a paragraph on it.
Regarding Carrillo’s future, the loca media doesn’t seem to know much. All Benfica want is to make some cash by selling him in the summer, and the Hornets are their biggest hope.