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We Love Ya Toni
Ah yes... our beloved Sniper. The man’s been at the club since 2014! Time sure flies. I remember how excited I was about this signing and yet how sad I was to see Xabi go the other way. It’s been nearly ten years and it feels like yesterday.
400 games with @realmadrid. Could have gone worse. pic.twitter.com/nXD50NhfT9— Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) March 11, 2023
So... I Just Had to Start With This
Casemiro never received a straight red card in his seven-year career at Real Madrid.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 12, 2023
He's received two in his last three PL matches for Man United pic.twitter.com/GDnlBXLLwF
Casemiro never got a straight red card at Real Madrid and now he has 2 straight red cards at Man United this season. pic.twitter.com/Cu3AmrGFqp— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) March 12, 2023
Mourinho Knew... Boy Did He Know
Mourinho about Modric in Real Madrid documentary. He would be proud of how things went after. Mourinho knew Modric was special.pic.twitter.com/hFOhdQ7t0U— Dr Yash (@YashRMFC) March 12, 2023
You’ve Got to Wonder How This Is Gonna Go
It’s an interesting saga we’ve got here. Barca find themselves to be the center of publicity for all the wrong reasons again. This is big. I think no one here has been a fan of Spanish referees for a while now, so maybe you... kinda, sorta, perhaps saw this coming? How do you guys think this thing’s gonna continue from here?
Real Madrid have called a board meeting for Sunday to discuss alleged attempts by Barcelona to influence referees, the club said. pic.twitter.com/joBR4IrQ7c— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 11, 2023