Fidel Castro and Real Betis

Yesterday we received the news of the death of the former dictator at the age of 90 announced with ‘profound sadness’ by his brother and current Cuban president Raúl Castro. But what has he got to do with Betis?

In 1997 after an interview with the then President of Andalucia Manuel Chaves, the communist leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro, received the gift of a Real Betis shirt.

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