Sergio Ramos has risked stirring controversy after remarking “in Barcelona, they’ll say that I have to go to prison” with Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.
Ramos was considered lucky not to have seen more than a yellow card for an arm on Luis Suarez during Real Madrid’s 3-0 defeat to Barca in the Clasico, and the defender suggested he was against Catalan independence when discussing the incident.
“In Barcelona, they’ll say that I have to go to prison… with Puigdemont,” he said after the game.
“A failure not to win the Clasico? Anyone who thinks that just needs to look back at 2017 and review the statistics.
“Kovacic over Isco? With Isco you can’t use him to nullify Messi, but you can with Mateo. He had an impeccable game. We mustn’t single anyone out.
“The Clasico could’ve been the icing on the cake, but it wasn’t to be. We’ve been hit with the double whammy of the result and falling 14 points behind.
“Still, the League isn’t impossible and we’re obliged to keep fighting. It’s time for us to reflect and keep working.”