Sara Takes On The Paparazzi

9 Jul

Sara finally lost her shit with the constant paparazzi attention that surrounds her and Iker, having a go at them in these pictures from

This apparently took place last week. The couple just moved this week to a new place in La Finca de Somasaguas, where they can get a bit more privacy and who can blame them?

Sara was really angry and tried to yank the camera away from the photog but Iker intervened, trying to smooth the situation over.

Either she has just reached her limit or the photog said something that made her explode. I’ve seen instances of them doing that to provoke reactions in their subjects.  She looks furious.

It really bums me out, because on one hand, we want to see pictures of them hanging out and on the other hand, as a result, this is what they have to live with day in, day out. It’s   Catch 22.

I just thought I’d share these as a way of reminding everyone that these players and their partners are human beings. They have shit days too. I know everyone here is pretty respectful but on some sites I’ve read some enormously hurtful and nasty comments.  Yes, they’re public figures, but they do deserve to have a bit of their lives that they keep back just for themselves as well. I hope the move will help them reclaim that.

– Lozil

25 Responses to “Sara Takes On The Paparazzi”

  1. Kristen July 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    I go back and forth on this issue. On one hand they are making millions at their jobs and part of it is to be in the public eye. They know this when they get into it and they make that decision. On the other hand I don’t like the tactics the photographers use when taking the pictures. I wish they would just take the pictures and stay out of their way.

    I do agree that he must have said something horrible to her. I think Sara has been pretty easy going with paps in the past, so something must have happened for her to reacts like this.

  2. canadanata July 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    not pretty

  3. Natalie July 9, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    She needs to calm down. Its not only her that gets stalked by the papparazzi, that is absolutely no excuse to literally attack a photographer for that! She’s pretty and all but I do not think she’s anything like Iker. Iker’s so calm, nice and classy she seems like a bitch.

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

      If you were constantly followed by paparazzi and having someone in your face constantly taking pictures, you might react the same way. Just because others get “stalked” by paparazzi doesn’t make it right and why should she have to get used to it? Using the word “stalked” to describe the behavior should be your first clue as to what it may feel like.

      Have a bit of compassion. As everyone else has mentioned, she is usually calm about the constant intrusion. Something must have happened to set her off like that. Provoking the subjects is a well known paparazzi trick. I live in NYC. I’ve seen these guys in action – you would not believe some of the crap they say to people.

      The fact that they have bought a new house and have moved to a more secure, gated community tells you plenty about their lack of privacy and how they feel about it.

      I don’t appreciate someone calling a woman a bitch because she doesn’t want a camera rammed in her face 24/7. We don’t appreciate that sort of stuff here. Sounds more like an issue with her dating Iker. Here’s the bottom line: she’s Iker’s partner. He chose her. Whether or not you think they’re alike or right for each other has nothing to do with the reality of the situation. These are not people we know in real life. They’re together and appear to be very happy. End of story.

      • number1barcachick July 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

        exactly ive seen them they are awful driving down the wrong side of the street like hitting down people where does it end

  4. dreamsequence July 9, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Coincidentally, I was thinking about the issue of paparazzi earlier today. I almost would rather not know a darned thing about the personal lives of celebrities because it is pretty unnecessary voyeurism. I am conflicted because I am genuinely interested in the boys of Madrid, etc. and I also like the eye candy. But damn, to put myself in their position: it would be shitty to be constantly watched.

    Celebrities get stalked. Why? Because there is a market. Why is there a market? Because the general populace has been led to believe that the lives of celebrities are public domain. Why does a person lose the right to a personal life simply because they can act, or play football, etc.? Also, I find it insulting when real news sources are filled with celebrity “news” while things like revolutions and civil wars are grossly under-reported.

    Well, hopefully they are able to find some space to live peacefully.

  5. jellyace July 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    If it weren’t for her relationship with the world’s best goalkeeper, Sara would not be stalked by paparazzi. But then again, if it weren’t for her relationship with the captain of Spain and Real Madrid, Sara might be one of the paparazzi stalking him for an interview.

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

      I think that she would still get attention from the paparazzi – she’s a reporter for Telecinco. She’s a public figure. She was already known before she started dating him.

      • black widow July 10, 2012 at 12:23 am #

        absolutely, but you can’t deny that her relationship with him takes the paparazzi’s interest in her to a whole other level. i doubt she’d be harassed to that degree if she were just a TV reporter or dating an unknown civilian. it’s ironic that she is part of the same media industry (i use the term loosely in the case of the paparazzi) that is reporting on her every move.

        iker certainly has enough experience on the pitch intervening between angry ballers and opposing players or refs and calming things down, this sort of thing is sadly second nature to him! 😦

        • Sasha Twen July 10, 2012 at 2:05 am #

          I get where you’re trying to come from, but the comparison doesn’t hold. Are you trying to say it serves her right?

          Sara would not have to stalk someone in her kind of job. If she wasn’t dating Iker, Telecinco’d get an appointment and interview Iker. She wouldn’t be camping outside of his house and shoot pictures of him trying to walk his dog.

  6. April July 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    I’m in the mixed reaction bag as well. Whether the go at the photog was deserved or not, the unfortunate thing is that she gave them exactly what they’re really out for… pictures that will sell more papers than those of them just enjoying one another’s company as much as you can with others staring at you.

    I don’t mind if they get upset with the paps (so long as they know it will end up the tabloids), but she should watch getting physical with them- that could lead to her getting in trouble instead. :-/

  7. Everyone has some right to privacy--no matter how much we like the photos July 10, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    I’m convinced that privacy is one reason Torres is spending his summer holiday in Dubai this year rather than in Ibiza per usual. There aren’t too many paparazzi, especially Spanish ones, in Dubai. From what I’ve seen on Twitter, Torres is saying “no” when asked to pose for photos by fans and sometimes also refusing to interact. Some may think he’s a dick for doing that, but I don’t blame him. Outside of Stamford Bridge, Cobham and any training ground, I think he should do his duty–interact with fans. On holiday with his family? I don’t think so and I don’t blame him for refusing the photo requests. It’s working because other than the odd tweet here and there, Torres has been off the radar.

    • an unpopular opinion July 10, 2012 at 12:54 am #

      I don’t know. I think there are different cases though. Torres put himself out there as a spokesperson often. He sells his image for millions. Him being a public figure is what has afforded him the nice vacation to Dubai, the fancy cars he drives, the nice home he lives in, etc. I understand if it’s someone who doesn’t often do commercials (unless it’s for their team). They go to work, play the game, and then go home. Torres has chosen to become a brand and with that he is going to be known.

      • tasha July 10, 2012 at 5:05 am #

        I’m sure u have a job nd jst becoz ur job is less publicised than fernando torres does that mean that u don’t deserve ur privacy bottom line is jst becoz ur famous doesn’t mean ur life doesn’t matter anymore wat ever I can’t change ur perception on wat u think of public figures

      • Everyone has some right to privacy--no matter how much we like the photos July 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

        I just firmly believe privacy is a right for every single human being on this planet. And it’s a right that should not be taken for granted or away because you happen to be rich or famous. There are few things we can truly hold onto as our own–and having your own business be your own falls into that category.

        If you’re great at your job, have enormous talent and ambition and clawed your way to the top; does that make it alright for your company to call you on Saturday night to interrupt your evening with your family to take a business call? Does it make it okay for your company to ask you to work on a Powerpoint presentation on your honeymoon? Or ask you to research an article while you’re at a family funeral? No, of course not. There’s the point of common decency in addition to work/life balance. Why isn’t Fernando Torres entitled to these two points?

        So what if Torres has capitalized on his talent to maximize his income beyond the football pitch? It’s not out of the ordinary for a top, top athlete to promote his club and have commercial endorsements. I give Torres credit because he has a very practical approach–he’s a professional when it comes to promotion. His promotions center around his football life and he draws the line. That’s his public life. Does he earn income on his family? Has he sold exclusive rights to private events that could have earned him millions, i.e. wedding, kids’ births and christenings, etc? No. Does he do glossy interviews promoting his family life and lifestyle? No.

        I believe his approach to fame is why he’s not bothered with Facebook or Twitter. Take a look at his website. It’s a site ABOUT his career and he’s not really personally involved. It’s clearly run by a professional or firm and the content is about football. Aside from the standard bio section, the site doesn’t clue you into his private life. Heck, if I didn’t know anything about Torres and his site was my only source of info–I would hardly know he’s married and has two kids. A lot of footballers on FB or Twitter are involved directly and post private/casual info. That seems to be the last thing Torres wants to do. If he ever does use those two sites publicly, I’ll bet it will be like his website–run professionally that focuses on football. You won’t be seeing vacation photos from Dubai….

        So yeah, Torres isn’t naive, of course he does PR–he’s one of the most famous athletes in the world. I think he has the right approach–be professional (do the press conferences, show up and wave for a sponsorship event, etc), be courteous to fans in his “workplace” but when it comes to his private life, he seems to have a hard line stance of protecting it.

        I admire this even as a fan, I naturally crave much more info and access. Just because I have a craving doesn’t mean I’m entitled to have it fulfilled.

        • Anon July 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm #


          Brilliant, brilliant post.

    • Anon July 10, 2012 at 1:51 am #

      How do you know Torres is in Dubai?

      Oh, and I agree with your comment.

      • Everyone has some right to privacy--no matter how much we like the photos July 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

        Saw a tweet or two last week so I did a search and there were more tweets and some photos. Not a lot but enough to see that it was likely that Torres was/is actually in Dubai. Personally I decided to leave the info alone.

        • Anon July 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

          Thanks for your answer. Hopefully he, Olalla and the kids can have some well-deserved privacy this time round. It was really bad last year, especially when he and Olalla went to Italy. They looked so upset by the constant intrusion. :/

          It kind of makes me feel guilty, because I (like many others probably) like seeing new photos, but at the same time I have to admit I would hate having someone follow me around on holiday and snap shots while I’m swimming/sunbathing/spending quality time with my other half.

  8. drea July 10, 2012 at 3:01 am #

    Sara’s usually very good with the press and paparazzi, she knows the good they’ve done for her profile/career. Iker’s not the first famous guy she’s dated so she’s been exposed to this for a long time. And of course, she’s media too, so she knows the drill. That pap must have said something very insulting, to her specifically, to get that kind of reaction. And now all those guys have good pictures to sell to the tabs.

  9. tasha July 10, 2012 at 4:50 am #

    I’m guessing most of us on this site r not famous or know a famous person so basically none of us know wat it feels like 2 have photographers in our faces so put yourself in their shoes its not easy it has 2 be frustrating. Having a talent doesn’t mean that ur personal life has 2 be public knowledge , most of us would die if someone wrote something personal bout us on facebook(that’s y I don’t have facebook that n coz my mom won’t allow me yeah so I’m younger than most of u on this site got a problem) now imagine most of europe reading bout ur personal life nd off course they hav 2 add spices 2 make it more interesting n we can’t forget that this is someone life n reputation we are talkin about so off course its gets 2 them how most of these celebs stay sane is beyond me. Most soccer player marry normal girls becoz of this crap becoz most of us don’t care bout them n coz u hardly hear anything bout them which means less press 4 them, all I’m tryin 2 say is that sara is not kim kardashian she doesn’t want her private life out in the open when she spends time with iker she doesn’t want photogs in their faces iker is the captain of RM nd spain he knows how 2 calm down any situation. I’m fortunate enough 2 live in south africa where we don’t care about celebrities in fact we don’t even have paparazzi anyway sara is a classy girl she doesn’t usually lose her cool like this.

  10. Lizzie July 10, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    A picture says thousand words, but unfortunately the tabloids will write what they want about these pix. I feel like they must of told her something awful for her to react like that in that 5th Pic she kinda looks like she wants to cry.

  11. MesӦ July 10, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    God that must be really annoying and frustrating, poor Sara! Well I just love how Iker steps in, being the manly man he is :’) daym i want a boyfriend like that! *sigh*

  12. headbandsandheartbreak July 10, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Another thing to take into consideration, her grandfather did die during the Euros and she had to go home and then come back to cover the final. I know that in the past when I’ve lost a family member, all my feelings were a bit too close to the surface for a very long time and it was easy to set me off.

  13. KatiePar July 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    She really wouldn’t be that angry without something happening before. I really feel sorry for them, even though I’m the one creating the market, by reading about them.
    Last year I was at the same restauarnt as Heidi Klum and her kids. It’s quite surreal to see the photogs waiting outside and snapping pics through the windows. When they left the photographers were right in her face, not caring about her small kids or walking backwards into other people. It really gives you a new perspective and since then I also understand why celebrities always carry their children instead of letting them walk on their own. It’s mayhem.

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