The figure of Jarlan Barrera does not leave any soccer fan in Colombia indifferent. His name generates such diverse opinions, ranging from considering him out of series for his conditions to calling him cold chest, fridge and unprofessional. In the opinion program Toque Sports, two panelists who are fans of Junior, fell for him with everything to the point of saying: “I feel sick talking about Jarlan Barrera”.
(Read here: “They have an egg”: Jarlan Barrera was almost left without a medal in the National title)
Jarlan Júnior Barrera Escalona knew how to be, for several years, the illusion of the Junior fans to once again have a creative midfielder at the height of Valderrama, Pachequito or Nene Mackenzie. And, although he shone for many moments, the relationship was worn out by missing a final penalty that would have given Junior the South American Cup against Atlético Panaraense; who took the Cup on penalties 4-3 and became the 17th winner of the continental tournament.
The complete breakdown of the relationship, as had happened before with Macnelly Torres, occurred with the arrival of Jarlan at Junior de Barranquilla’s main rival: Atlético Nacional. From there, the hatred towards the soccer player has grown so exponentially that even from partisan journalism to the red and white institution they give him with all the possible cruelty.
“It really makes me sick to talk about Jarlan Barrera. A player who, at the time, celebrated, went out to the public, messed with Junior’s fans. Man, you are a liar. And yes, whoever wins enjoys it, but you have to be a little more respectful of the team that brought you out. He’s a smoke seller”, were the words of Wilson Ganem, director of Toque Sports.
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Recently, the creative midfielder was crowned champion of the BetPlay League 2022-I and added another title to his record, after winning against Deportes Tolima, last Sunday, at the Manuel Murillo Toro stadium.