Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria was booed once more by the Bernabeu crowd during Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Osasuna
Angel Di Maria is far from being Real Madrid’s poster boy these days. In fact, it would take a brave man to bet on the Argentine still being at the club beyond this summer’s World Cup.
The Argentine’s patience with the constant booing and jeering of an over-eager Bernabeu crowd took its toll during Real Madrid’s 3-0 victory over Celta Vigo on Monday.
With every miss-placed pass being hissed at, Di Maria acted rather childishly as he left the field to be substituted by former Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale. Before the traditional high fives with Bale, with boos ringing in his ears, Di Maria grabbed his crotch in an ugly gesture and subsequently caused controversy.
The situation seemed to have died down in the past few days. Ancelotti and defender Sergio Ramos have both come out and publically defender the flying winger, whilst Di Maria himself has apologised for what he describes as a ‘non-event’
However, Real Madrid’s home supporters like to make their feelings known and they expressed what they thought of the Argentine during their 2-0 victory over Osasuna on Thursday.
Italian press took a key notice on the game, and have reported the defeaning boos which rained down on Di Maria despite spending 90 minutes on the bench. Whilst warming-up, the player received a few jeers but arguably the loudest noise of the evening happened with the former Benfica player’s name and number were called over the loud speakers.
Boss Carlo Ancelotti seemed to once again shrug off the news, and instead focused on the 2-0 cup win and praised his players, simply explaining to journalists that Di Maria was not needed during the game.
The positive signs are quickly running out for Di Maria in La Liga and it seems that it’s only a matter of time before the former Arsenal target leaves Madrid for a new destination – perhaps London to join up with former team-mate Mesut Ozil?
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