Though Real Madrid made easy work of Atletico Madrid in Saturday's derby, Atletico decided to take out its frustration on its city rivals in the form of some harsh challenges. Five Atletico players were shown yellow cards, two more were sent off with straight reds and Cristiano Ronaldo was left with a sprained ankle as a result.
So you can imagine his surprise when just a couple of days later, at the AS awards gala, Cristiano found himself seated at the same table as Atletico president Enrique Cerezo.
Immediately making hard feelings worse, Cerezo shook hands with Ronaldo's agent and not Ronaldo himself while the player hilariously stared daggers at him. Ronaldo then asked Cerezo about the kicks in the game, while making a hand motion referencing the chop to the legs he received, and Cerezo argued that Real did its share too. "Pepe, [Ricardo] Carvalho, [Sergio] Ramos, the short guy with a lot of hair..." Cerezo said, pretending to forget Marcelo's name.
"You're talking about the best in the world," Ronaldo shot back. He then gave the back of Cerezo's head an impressive death stare.
If Cerezo followed this up by chanting "Messi, Messi" this probably would have come to blows. And judging by the convenient presence of the camera filming all this, I'm guessing that's exactly what AS had in mind when it made up the seating chart.
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