There a few pantomime villains as perfectly cast as Sergio Ramos. With his non-footballing actions in injuring Mohamed Salah and concussing Loris Karius single-handedly deciding the Champions League final, it is hard to see the Madrid captain earning the goodwill of Liverpool fans anytime in the near future.
Rather than feeling the sort of remorse the run-of-the-mill person possessing basic empathy would, the controversial defender has simply shrugged off criticism of his actions, employing the classic defense of “it wasn’t even that bad.”
Now after having had time to mull on things amidst preparations with the Spanish national team for the opening match of their World Cup campaign against Portugal, Ramos has had a think and…predictably doubled down on his callousness with more tasteless comments.
When asked at a press conference about the tussle that knocked Salah out of the game and endangered the Egyptian’s own World Cup hopes, the Spanish captain simply smirked, “I sleep very well at night, I have a very easy conscience.”
This was follow up to excuses the 32-year-old had made prior that the Liverpool star should’ve simply played through the injury he had caused:
”[Salah] could have played if he got an injection for the second half, I have done it sometimes but when Sergio Ramos does something like this, it sticks a little bit more.
”I don’t know if it’s because you’re at Real Madrid for so long and win for so long that people look at it a different way.”
With Salah, bearing the hopes of his national side as it’s undisputed talisman having to battle to the 11th hour for fitness in time for Egypt’s opening match today against Uruguay, the latest insensitive comments from Ramos will surely put an end to hopes of the two becoming lifelong buddies.
But thankfully, it’s worth mentioning, that another thing that has most likely come to an end is the Salah to Madrid rumours. With teammates like that, who would even need enemies?