An anxious-looking Xabi Alonso gives the thumbs-up, reluctantly, during the traditional “medical ritual” that Real Madrid puts its new players through. It’s like a sort of hazing. Perhaps Xabi was worried that the doctor would discover his ginger pubes? [@ Off the Post]
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