Ramos liked an Instagram post which panned Madrid's display at Barça and said he and Marcelo were "the only ones that did something".
Real Madrid's 5-1 thrashing by Barcelona on Sunday, which saw head coach Julen Lopetegui sacked the following day, led many of the club's fans to vent their frustration on social media. For example, the Instagram user @sergio_ramos_idol took to the platform to pan the team's display at the Camp Nou, reserving particularly strong criticism for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and defenders Nacho Fernández and Raphael Varane.
"Why is Courtois our goalkeeper?", "Nacho's worst ever peformance", "Varane just didn't know what to do"
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Ok, enough is enough. What was this, what??????😡😡😡. Do you remember what shirt you wear??? Do you????🤬🤬🤬. Why is Courtois our goalkeeper? I mean does he even know he is goalkeeper or what??? Useless..... Awful defense, just horrible omg, Nacho's worst ever performance, Varane just didn't know what to do after becoming world champion.... Marcelo and Ramos the only ones that did something although there were defensive mistakes from them too..... midfield?? Didn't exist.... Attack??? Not found...... coach??? Going to be sacked.... This whole situation is because the players play without motivation, without desire to win.... they just run on the pitch for I don't know what..... mehhh, I don't want to continue, or this is going to become a very big statement with all problems of this team. #halamadrid #halamadridynadamas #realmadrid #spain #sergioramos #ramos #madrid #ramista #rmcf #losblancos #madridista #sr4
Social-media post gets Real Madrid skipper Ramos' approval
That in itself is not particularly remarkable; however, what makes this post stand out from the thousands published by unhappy Madridistas is that it earned a 'like' from none other than club captain Sergio Ramos. Written in English, the message offers the opinion that, though they were also guilty of mistakes, Ramos and defensive colleague Marcelo were "the only ones that did something".