Cristiano Ronaldo received a red card in Real Madrid’s match with Malaga on Sunday.
He also broke a dude’s nose.
I suppose the problem is that Ronaldo thinks it’s a “disgrace” that he received a red card even though his arm (in full swing) broke Patrick Mtiliga’s nose. Perhaps it was unintentional, but you’re a professional athlete and you should be more self-aware.
What’s more disturbing is a claim from a Real Madrid official that Ronaldo is an “entertainer” and he should be given preferential treatment. Wait, so if I just run around clothesline people it’s ok as long as I’m an “entertainer” and I “just want to play”?
How on earth does that make sense? I only predicted Real Madrid would crumble this season because I thought the “stacked” line up wouldn’t pan out. I had no idea that the core of Madrid’s organization completely lacked character!
This is a new thing for me. I’ve seen general managers and team presidents stick up for players. I’ve seen them pay player’s fines. I’ve seen them work the “back-channels” to get players more money, more favor, and more privilege.
I have never seen someone of authority in a professional sports organization proclaim to the press that it’s ok to physical wound players from others teams, break the rules, and wonder why that’s bad.
To say I am disappointed in Real Madrid is an understatement. I thought they were going to fight to the end and give me a reason to pat myself on the back when they fell apart. Now,it’s kind of a hollow victory.
Anybody can say that a classless organization can fall apart. That’s easy.
If only I had known that Real Madrid had NO class before I made my prediction.
I guess it’s time to rethink those things…