Real Madrid’s Asier Illarramendi Apologises After Running With Bull, Dressed As Batman At Spanish Festival (With Video)

Chris Wright

9th, March 2014


By Chris Wright


Illarra and friends: As Batman costumes go…

Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi has gone and produced Pies’ favourite footballer apology of 2014 so far after being caught on camera charging around in front of a bull, dressed in a Batman costume (Illarramendi; not the bull!), at a street festival in the Basque region of Spain.

According to MARCA, Illarramendi was caught taking part in the Carnival celebrations in the Basque province of Azpeitia when a short clip was circulated on social media, with Carlo Ancelotti confirming that the midfielder will be fined by the club after admitting his mistake – though the Real coach was visibly struggling to contain a smile during his press conference.

“There is a disciplinary code like at any club so players avoid doing anything dangerous,” said Ancelotti. “It’s the first time I’ve seen a player run with bulls. He has apologised and I don’t think he’ll do it again.”

You’ll no doubt be glad to learn that the video of the incident is still available to view, with Bat-Illarra entering the picture at the 0:12-mark…