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Let’s read way too much into a photo of Sergio Ramos hugging Jose Mourinho

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During Real Madrid's first training session since coming up a goal short against Borussia Dortmund and hearing Jose Mourinho's strongest hint yet that he'll be leaving the club at the end of the season, Sergio Ramos gave his manager a hug. Perhaps this is just Mourinho's way of lifting morale, but the embrace has drawn attention as it brings back memories of Mourinho's tearful hug with Marco Materazzi just before he left Inter for Madrid in 2010. So let's see just how much unfounded information we can project onto this image.

-They were saying goodbye. Even though they have six more matches together this season and immediately walked down the tunnel next to each other while maintaining an awkward silence.
-Realizing that they don't have much more time together, they reconciled their differences and decided that all was forgiven. Except for their argument about whether Mourinho actually created the universe in six days.
-Sergio Ramos was trying to distract and hold Mourinho so Iker Casillas could hit him over the head with a cricket bat and actually play this weekend.
-They were just really upset about the death of Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly.
-Ramos really wanted Mourinho to smell the new cologne that he bathed in.
-Ramos promised not to touch the Copa del Rey trophy at all if they win it again this year.
-Ramos wanted to whisper, "Please don't let Rafa Benitez come here...please."
-They swore to each other that they really would stay up all night at the club's training complex, making s'mores and talking about their dreams like they kept saying they would since Mourinho arrived.
-They had Mesut Ozil trapped between them and were trying to give him a claustrophobia induced panic attack.

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