Are insults flying between members of Real Madrid Football Club? A Cristiano Ronaldo viral video has been making the rounds in social media, where the star player has reportedly been caught cursing on the bench. His teammate Isco Alarcon was also caught making a reaction after Ronaldo was substituted during Real Madrid vs Las Palmas.
Was team manager Zinedine Zidane the target of Cristiano Ronaldo’s muttering and alleged cursing in the final 18 minutes of the Spanish La Liga game against Las Palmas? Whether his unpleasant thoughts were meant for his manager, Ronaldo had a very good reason not to be pleased.
He left the pitch while the team was 2-1 up.Unfortunately, the match ended with a 2-2 draw after Las Palmas equalized with just five minutes left to play. Here’s a video of Ronaldo taking his time to walk out of the pitch to be replaced:
Ronaldo not really happy with his sub. pic.twitter.com/6vcbqMbSHH
— Richie (@Richie_2013) September 24, 2016
This is the second draw in a row for Real Madrid, who are now barely just holding on to a one-point advantage at the top of the La Liga standings. However, ESPN reports that Zidane was thinking of Real Madrid’s upcoming UEFA Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund when he made the decision to replace Ronaldo.
“It is not just Cristiano — all players can be angry when they leave the pitch. We’re already thinking about tomorrow’s game. I took the decision for the good of the player,” said Zidane, as he spoke to the press on Monday ahead of the match in Germany.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammate Isco has also been the star of a viral video from the Las Palmas game. He and James Rodriguez were warming up by the sidelines when Ronaldo was called to the bench. Give Me Sport shares that Spanish media caught the facial reaction from Isco. He appeared to know that trouble could be brewing as a result of the sub. James could also be seen nervously biting his fingernails.
Isco has not officially commented on the viral video, and has not confirmed what his expression meant. Watch it below and see for yourself: