Following Real Madrid exit from the prestigious UEFA champions league on Tuesday night, it was reported that the Club captain Sergio Ramos had a fierce argument with club President Florentino Perez in the team’s dressing room.
Real Madrid lost 4-1 at home to Ajax Amsterdam which led to the face-off between the captain and the club president.
It was said that Florentino Perez threatened to sack Ramos in front of the whole squad.
Sergio Ramos responded to the President’s threat, saying he would be glad to leave Real Madrid providing he was paid the remainder of his contract.
However, Real Madrid and Ramos’s representatives have failed to respond to requests for comment on the issue.
According to AS, Perez told the squad he thought their display in the last 16-second leg defeat, their joint-heaviest home loss in European competition, was “shameful”.
This had prompted an angry reaction from Ramos who missed the game due to suspension.
Perez said he would sack the defender, who, according to AS, replied by saying “Pay me and I will leave, I have given everything and broken my back for this badge, this club and for you”.
The 5-3 aggregate loss to Ajax handed Real their earliest elimination from the UEFA Champions League since 2010 and ended their three-year domination of Europe’s elite competition.
It also meant they have practically nothing left to play for with three months remaining of the season.
It capped a humiliating week in which they were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by FC Barcelona and beaten by Barca in the league.
The loss has now seen them falling 12 points behind their arch-rivals in the title race.