Barcelona FC in hot water with La Liga over fans’ Ronaldo chants

By Daniel Chokoe

Barcelona fans made offensive chants about Ronaldo during a match

Barcelona fans made offensive chants about Ronaldo during a match

Barcelona and their supporters face punishment after they were reported on Tuesday for repeated derogatory chants against Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo during Sunday’s 5-0 win over Levante at Camp Nou.

According to a report compiled by Spain’s Professional Football League authority (LFP), supporters in the south stand at Camp Nou repeatedly chanted “He is a drunk, Cristiano is a drunk!” in the 65th minute of the game, in reference to the Portuguese’s controversial celebration of his 30th birthday the previous Saturday in Madrid.

“A group of approximately 200 people identified with scarves, banners and flags from supporters’ groups of the local club and in particular, the group known as ALMOGAVERS, located behind the banner identifying that group, started singing the following song: “He is a drunk, Cristiano is a drunk!,” the LFP revealed in a statement on their website, adding that the chant was carried out “repeatedly” and “exclusively” by those fans while others were well-behaved.

The details of the report, which also cites abusive chanting in the Sevilla-Cordoba and Albacete-Betis clashes, have been passed on to Anti-violence and Competition Committees, which could choose to fine both Barca and the fans in question for their behaviour on Sunday.

Ronaldo has long insisted he does not drink alcohol, but was pictured looking worse for wear at his birthday party on February 7, just hours after Madrid had lost 4-0 to Atletico in a disappointing derby defeat at the Vicente Calderon.

Below is the video where Ronaldo sings Karaokee :

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UEFA Champions League Final 2014 : Review

Ronaldo goal celebration

Ronaldo goal celebration

By Daniel Chokoe

The UEFA Champions League final was a breath-taking roller coaster ride, it is certainly a game that will be remembered in many decades to come. It featured rival teams that are just separated by a street, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid battled it out in Lisbon, Portugal for the best club competition in the world.

Real Madrid were favourites to win the game, however a blunder from captain Iker Casillas meant that they went to half time trailing by a goal.

Real Madrid looked teethless upfront, which is hard to believe for a team that consist of two of the most expensive players in the world. Bale missed chances, Ronaldo barely had the ball. It took a powerful header from Sergio Ramos to put the match into extra time.

Gareth Bale made it 2-1 after heading a rebound from Angel Di Maria’s goal attempt, that goal went through Atletico fan’s hearts like a sharp knife. Soon substitute Marcelo made it 3-1, however an observation that I made is that Ronaldo did not celebrate any of those goals with his teammates.

He then tricked his way into the penalty area, and won a penalty which he converted to make it 4-1 to Los Blancos. The manner in which he celebrated was not only disrespectful, it also showed his arrogance and how his ego comes before the team. Honestly his goal was not a game defining one, it was just a cherry on top which deserved a mini celebration.

I love Cristiano however a true role model should show team spirit and put his ego behind the team in the pecking order.

Overall it was a nice treatment of football, until Brazil 2014 comes calling.

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

UEFA Champions League Final 2014 : Review

Ronaldo goal celebration

Ronaldo goal celebration

By Daniel Chokoe

The UEFA Champions League final was a breath-taking roller coaster ride, it is certainly a game that will be remembered in many decades to come. It featured rival teams that are just separated by a street, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid battled it out in Lisbon, Portugal for the best club competition in the world.

Real Madrid were favourites to win the game, however a blunder from captain Iker Casillas meant that they went to half time trailing by a goal.

Real Madrid looked teethless upfront, which is hard to believe for a team that consist of two of the most expensive players in the world. Bale missed chances, Ronaldo barely had the ball. It took a powerful header from Sergio Ramos to put the match into extra time.

Gareth Bale made it 2-1 after heading a rebound from Angel Di Maria’s goal attempt, that goal went through Atletico fan’s hearts like a sharp knife. Soon substitute Marcelo made it 3-1, however an observation that I made is that Ronaldo did not celebrate any of those goals with his teammates.

He then tricked his way into the penalty area, and won a penalty which he converted to make it 4-1 to Los Blancos. The manner in which he celebrated was not only disrespectful, it also showed his arrogance and how his ego comes before the team. Honestly his goal was not a game defining one, it was just a cherry on top which deserved a mini celebration.

I love Cristiano however a true role model should show team spirit and put his ego behind the team in the pecking order.

Overall it was a nice treatment of football, until Brazil 2014 comes calling.

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.