Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has issued an apology after being caught on camera kicking a ball twice at a youth player.
The Spain defender was involved in the incident in the 15-minute section of training open to the media in the build-up to Tuesday’s Champions League game with Viktoria Plzen.
Ramos was caught across the nose by Sergio Reguilon in a warm-up game and reacted by twice lashing out at the 21-year-old.
News of the bust-up spread quickly and added to a sense of malaise at Madrid with coach Julen Lopetegui reportedly on the brink of the sack due to a five-match winless run.
Real Madrid youth player Sergio Reguilon learned a valuable life lesson on Monday…
Never, ever…ever…catch Sergio Ramos in the nose after a comedy jump
(The Los Blancos skipper did later apologise…) pic.twitter.com/gJBkH9UAeV
— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) October 22, 2018
Ramos later took to Twitter to apologise for his actions, stating: “Although it may not seem like it, they are quite common situations, but it is no excuse, I should not have reacted that way.
“We always go full, right, Regui? In the end team victory together.”
Aunque no os lo parezca, son situaciones bastante habituales, pero no es excusa, mi reacción no debió ser esa.
Nosotros siempre vamos a full, ¿verdad, Regui? ¡¡Al final victoria del equipo juntos @sergio_regui !!
Carpetazo y a por el partido de mañana. #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/PIFNFqV6mj
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) October 22, 2018
In response, Reguilon was also eager to toe the party line.
The left-back tweeted: “I always support my team and my captain. Let’s go after the victory tomorrow!”
Siempre con mi equipo y con mi capitán, a por la victoria mañana! https://t.co/Nddgmwd7ob
— Sergio Reguilón (@sergio_regui) October 22, 2018
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