For the past couple of days, I've been engaged in group therapy with hundreds and hundreds of fellow Madridistas who simply cannot believe it.
Cristiano Ronaldo hasn't opened his mouth officially, but it's clear: he's let the whole world know that he wishes to leave Spain. And, with it, Real Madrid.
The supporters are as baffled as they are hurt. As tough as his legal conflict with the Spanish tax authorities is, nothing justifies threatening to desert your people when they love you and need you the most.
Cristiano is being poorly advised.
Cristiano Ronaldo can't just up and leave
If Cristiano believes he's innocent of the offences he's accused of, then the proper thing to do is to stay here until the day judgement is handed down - and show the world he's been wrongly targeted.
He can't just go it alone in this issue. He is bound to his contract and his prohibitive release clause, and above all he owes it to the Real support.
CR7 has made us so happy during these eight years that he's spent going down in the history books at the Bernabéu; he can't bring it all to an end just like that.
Whether he likes it or not, Cristiano has to stay here. He has to be responsible in his actions and look the people who worship him in the eye.
He's a Real Madrid icon; he should behave like one.