Updated: Here We Go Again…Damn It

23 Aug

Real Madrid has released an official statement  expressing surprise that the RFEF has opened an investigation into the Supercopa clusterfuck.  Marcelo, Ozil & Villa get a one match ban (um, what about Valdes & Pinto) and they’re looking into the Mou/Vilanova incident.  Just…ugh. So let me guess, this bullshit will drag on right up until mid-December when we play Barca again, right? That deserted island without wifi is looking better all the time.  Updated: Statement in English after the jump…

Official Announcement

Real Madrid CF wishes to say the following regarding the decision of the competition judge of the Spanish Football Federation to open an investigation following the incidents occurred in the return leg of the Spanish Super Cup:

1.- Real Madrid CF has from the beginning opted to show prudence and responsibility so as not to feed the tense atmosphere created by such events.

2.- Real Madrid CF wishes to express how surprised it is to see this investigation is being ordered five days after the match, curiously just a few hours after the President of FC Barcelona publicly demanded the Spanish Football Federation to take action.

3.- Real Madrid CF wishes said investigation absolutely clarifies what happened during and after the match. The club wishes it throws light onto the provocations, humiliations, insults and aggressions that our first team squad and coaching staff were subjected to both on the pitch and inside the tunnel leading to the dressing rooms. These things regrettably gave way to the incidents that took place.

4.- Real Madrid CF will continue to defend this entity’s inherent values and will always strive for the greatest collaboration possible between clubs and institutions throughout the world.

23 Responses to “Updated: Here We Go Again…Damn It”

  1. GinaM August 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    not listening…plugging ears LALALA lol

    Keeps making me more and more sick. If there’s any more unfair judgement in this situation I will definitely stop watching all the Clasicos.

    I think the whole situation was disgusting but what pisses me off the most is that the other team won’t take any blame for it either… oh no they were perfect angels playing real football being real saints. Give me a break!

    • Jenny August 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

      You’ve put your finger on it – it’s the reactions at this point that are so offensive, not the actual incident.

      It’s all being blown out of proportion. It’s okay to be upset with Marcelo, for example, for a couple of days after the game. Or to wish Mou hadn’t pulled the fellow’s earlobe. But it’s over now, and these were hardly heinous crimes. The press is blowing this entirely out of proportion. Spats happen in big games – so do fouls (to quote Cesc after the game). It’s time to forget about it and learn from it and move on.

      By going after Mou 5 days later, they’ve simply ensured that I’ve decided to forgive him in record time – and I’m sure many other fans will feel the same way.

  2. Jenny August 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    Well, if half the rumours of what happened in the tunnel, on the benches, and during the game on the side-lines are true – bloody hell.

    It would really be best to let sleeping dogs lie. 5 days after the event? Bloody hell.

    As for Valdes and Pinto – My dear, the Ref didn’t see it – so it can’t possibly have happened! (Unless Mou is involved, in which case – they’ll happily take a look at the footage).

    • Elizabeth August 23, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

      Of course they aren’t going to look into Valdes/Pinto because that would leave Barcelona with a third string keeper and that just cant be. Why does it always feel like Madrid are the only bad guys in these situations? While the whole thing started because of Marcelo’s bad tackle its not the first or the last dirty tackle that will take place in the beautiful game. Oh and I swear if Pipita gets in trouble for defending Ozil I’m going to be hella mad.

      • headbandsandheartbreak August 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

        I’m hoping that if any more player red cards go out they will be to Valdes/Pinto who actually struck someone. Pipita didn’t hit anyone from what I can see – he just got in between Villa and Ozil.

    • headbandsandheartbreak August 23, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

      I’d love to hear the rumors you heard, but I’m sure it would make my head explode even more.

  3. mygypsyspirit August 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    As much as I want to say “Son of a…” I guess they have a right to defend themselves. And I agree that they should in certain instances.

    We all know Real Madrid will be the ones punished though. Not to say they don’t deserve to be, but so do Barcelona.

    This is not how I envisioned this season’s beginnings…

  4. manie August 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Ughh. This guy – http://es.pn/p2RH12 – is ridiculous. I personally think if I told this guy Mourinho was a secret agent of the Portuguese footballing federation to assert dominance in Iberia (…and/or hired by the Germans, still deciding), he would believe it.

    • headbandsandheartbreak August 23, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

      I think it says plenty that he’s a Barcelona based freelance writer – there’s no objectivity there. Also Rosell’s story about stones being thrown at the bus – that sucked that fans did that, but it’s been done to RM by Barca fans as well.

      I just can’t deal with the fact that only one side is going to take the blame – RM – no one seems to be talking about the aggression of Villa, Valdes and Pinto towards Ozil. Yes, Villa and Ozil got red cards, but no one is talking about anything but the Mou/Vilanova thing. It’s frustrating.

  5. Allison August 23, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    I’m sorry and I don’t want to stir things up but #1 – Ha! Prudence and responsibility my arse. Mou should be an example of prudence and responsibility for his club instead of sticking his finger in someone’s eye and making stinky faces. I wonder if the board, Flo P, whoever, has talked to Mou about his behavior?

  6. jellyace August 24, 2011 at 4:15 am #

    My theory? Mou is suffering from a really bad case of menopause.

    • shiggers August 24, 2011 at 6:48 am #

      Do you know how bad it hurts to snort strawberry yogurt? It hurts a lot. You can’t just sneak comments like that in there–you could inadvertently kill someone!

      As for the teams, with behavior like that, they all deserve a sound spanking. My nieces and nephews show better sportsmanship than Barca and Real when they play together, and everyone knows how vicious 6 year olds are. So glad I was distracted while this nonsense was going on!

    • headbandsandheartbreak August 24, 2011 at 9:02 am #

      LMAO! Manopause. Or actually mouapause. That sounds about right. Why can’t he just buy an overpriced red sportscar like every other gentleman of a certain age?

      • jellyace August 24, 2011 at 11:19 am #

        Warning: swallow strawberry yogurt before reading!

        Mounopause: noun. A physical condition related to aging that causes the sufferer to make outlandish statements, perceive conspiracies, assault others,and give back-handed apologies. Usual remedy is to buy a little red convertible sports car and take Laverne & Shirley our for a spin.

        • jellyace August 24, 2011 at 11:20 am #

          oops! >> Laverne & Shirley out for a spin.

        • headbandsandheartbreak August 24, 2011 at 11:47 am #

          OMFG! Now you’re trying to kill me. I just choked on my coffee. That’s going right in the Glossary.

          • jellyace August 24, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

            So sorry to make you two lovely ladies choke and snort your beverages!

            But seriously, TSO Mou is acting like a hormone-deprived menopausal creature. Don’t know if he has hot flashes but he does have Power Surges. That has to be his twinkie defense.

            OK, that’s my rant for today. You can wipe down your screens. I shall keep my hormones at bay for the next few hours until the match.

            • Allison August 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

              I can’t take credit for this but I love it: Mourinho is the Kayne West of futbol. Talented? Yes. Good at his job? Yes. An insufferable ass? Yes. 😀

              • Allison August 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

                KANYE West, that is.

              • headbandsandheartbreak August 25, 2011 at 11:38 am #

                Exactly how I feel about Xavi, hon. 😉

                • Allison August 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm #


          • shiggers August 28, 2011 at 11:29 am #

            Superb! Luckily, no strawberry yogurt associated accidents this time. I’ve learned my lesson.

  7. emily August 24, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    I have recently postulated, in a comment on Una’s, page that the current rash of antics brought forth by the entity hereby referred to as FCB is actually a clandestine plot to destabilize the Mourinho regime by making him appear to be the source of all of this angst between the two teams. They see him as being a significant threat to their world futbol domination that they will stop at nothing to assure his ouster from inside his own organization.
    Notice how they keep saying that he is ‘bad for Spanish futbol’, that he is the reason that they dive. They would like us to believe that Mou is the reason why the entire FCB unit jumps up off the bench after Serhio and Pepes’ fouls. He is the source of all of this strife and only their actions, their false commentary, will result in the RM front office perceiving him to be more trouble than he is worth. Really, this entire plot is pure genius. I wager that ultimate anti-Madridista, Joan LaPorta, is the mastermind behind these shenanigans… probably part of his final parting orders as ex-presidente. Rosell is a puppet!
    *giggling hysterically* ooooooooo_OOOOOOOOO

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