Real Madrid: Does Iker Casillas Not Celebrating Really Matter?
If it's not one thing, it's another. For some time, the whole Cristiano Ronaldo saga was all over the Internet, television, newspapers, magazines, iPhone's, iPad's and whatever other medium possible.
Heck, even that little old man who has loved football all his life and can only follow the matches with his portable radio on a clear sunny day knows about it—without any of the aforementioned technology.
Ronaldo went away on an international break, came back and all the drama seems to have settled and been kicked under the rug.
If you thought that was the case—you were oh so wrong.
In what almost felt like a Champions League Final at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid came back from a goal down not once but twice. Against a wealthy Manchester City, the pre-match conversations were dominated by Madrid's current poor domestic form and their was even word of some suggesting Jose Mourinho could be dismissed from the Merengues.
So against the ropes, with a mixed up squad due to what seemed to be Mourinho sending a message and down 1-2 at home, Madrid picked themselves up and put two goals past Joe Hart to send the Bernabeu into complete chaos.
When Ronaldo scored, it is almost an absolute guarantee that their wasn't one single person that didn't have a reaction to the goal. Even Jose Mourinho decided to put some grass stains on one of his many very expensive outfits.
For Manchester City players and fans, Javi Garcia's falling to his knee's and putting his head into the grass was the perfect way to describe how everyone associated with Citizens felt. Complete excitement, hysteria, feeling of accomplishment and belief could be just a few words that would be suitable to describe what the Real Madrid players, fans and coaches may have felt.
Will Iker's lack of celebrating have an impact at Real Madrid?
Now while Ronaldo was laid out by the corner flag getting nearly straddled from a standing position by teammate Marcelo, Iker Casillas was standing at the other end of the field with his hands on his hips. If their was a reaction, the camera's failed to catch it—or they just didn't care to show it for the fact that drama brings more ratings.
Whether he celebrated or didn't celebrate, does it really matter? This guy is not only the captain but he has been with the club for—what seems to be —forever. If their is someone, anyone in that Real Madrid dressing room that loves the club and everything that is associated with it, its Casillas. He has enjoyed past and present of what Real Madrid has to offer, and he can carry the title of Mr. Real Madrid.
The attempt to turn the attentions from Ronaldo to Mourinho and now Casillas is nothing more than a media attempt to get better ratings. Good or bad ratings, from a media perspective, a little bit of on-the-edge media is always good to mix things up here and there.
So while last week it was Ronaldo, this week it looks like Casillas is the flavor of choice. Next week we may hear how Sergio Ramos is really sad for having to sit out of the match with City.
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