Recently, I wrote an article about how the recent Clasico showdown between Real Madrid and Barcelona had been tarnished by the lack of sportsmanship displayed by one team, and in particular one player: Pepe.
Well, I was not alone in voicing this level of criticism.
But I don't know what's up with retired footballers these days. They seem unable to stay away from the limelight. The recent culprit? Bernabeu legend Guti.
It's one thing to support your team, but you have to reprimand players when they commit monstrosities as Pepe does from time to time, not proclaim that, "To err is human" Guti recently tweeted that "I laugh at Rooney. There are many saints, but in heaven. If you want to be a saint, you must practise what you preach. To err is human"
However, to Guti's credit, Rooney has been embroiled in similar situations, most recently for kicking out at Montenegro defender Miodrag Dzudovic in October and thus receiving a three-match ban (later reduced to two). He was also sent off, infamously, for his stomp of Ricardo Carvalho at the 2006 World Cup, and England proceeded to get themselves out of the competition.