Cristiano Ronaldo Offers Captain’s Armband To Iker Casillas vs Real Sociedad, Casillas Refuses (Video)

Chris Wright

7th, January 2013


By Chris Wright

‘Saint’ Iker Casillas was once again benched for Real Madrid’s first La Liga game of 2013 having also been left out of their last fixture of 2012, however his replacement betwixt the sticks, Adan, was sent-off rather harshly after just six short minutes of their game against Real Sociedad, with Casillas stepping into the breach.

As a slightly misguided show of solidarity/respect, Cristiano Ronaldo – who himself was captaining Madrid for the first time – then offered Casillas the captain’s armband after Sociedad had dispatched the subsequent penalty, though the substitute ‘keeper quite rightly refused the gesture, unwilling to undermine Jose Mourinho’s decisions…

As inert as Ronaldo’s gesture was, it seemed to stir up a fair bit of drama at the time, with many Twitter-based fans drawing the conclusion that Ronaldo was openly showing he disagreed with Mourinho’s team selection and that the dischord is a clear indication that Mourinho’s time at the Bernabeu is nearly at an end – which is, of course, a load of old tish and fipsy.

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  1. bob says:

    What the hell was up with that music?

  2. Andre says:

    Apparently, while Casillas may have rejected the armband because of not undermining his manager in his mind, the actuality is that it is against the rules for players to pass off the captain’s armband during play. They have to be substituted first before they do that.

    Or so I read somewhere on the internet…

  3. Mike says:

    Casillas was just showing to Mourinho “I don’t need the captain’s armband, everybody knows I’m the captain”.

  4. JJ says:

    Great music! Made me feel very thoughtful watching that. Nice n’ spiritual.

  5. MGJ says:

    I agree with Mike. It must also be said that Ronaldo trying to hand it to Casillas shows he has some humanity in him after all.

  6. CrazyMario says:

    @ bob

    I think people dub in music so their videos don’t get removed.

  7. Iko says:

    Yes Mike.
    I don’t think Mourinho has anything to do with Iker denying the armband. Simply showing some respect back to Cristiano.

  8. Josh says:

    Loving the music.

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