Real Madrid Fans Plan Protest Against Sergio Ramos, Club Forced To Step In
Real Madrid have been forced to step after it emerged some sections of supporters plan to vent their frustrations at club captain Sergio Ramos.
According to Cadena Ser's show, 'El Larguero', 'Grada Fans' were arranging a protest aimed at the players, in particular the Spanish centre-back, following the team's dire run of form.
The dismal 5-1 El Clasico defeat at the hands of Barcelona on Sunday proved to be the final nail in the coffin for manager Julen Lopetegui.
But with Real fans not happy with Ramos's displays, in addition to him singling out Casemiro after he pulled no punches in a post-match interview, club directors have been forced to set up a meeting with two members of the fan group in the hope of postponing the protest.
:radio: NOTICIA SER ' El Real Madrid se reúne con la Grada de Animación para frenar una pitada contra Ramos en el próximo partido en casa.
Los seguidores querían mostrar su descontento con la plantilla y el capitán por la imagen dada en Barcelona pero el club no lo permitirá pic.twitter.com/Edk5rSM1Dx
- El Larguero (@ellarguero) October 29, 2018
As per AS, this was the message the club relayed to key members of Los Blancos' supporters:
"This is the team that won the Champions League. Now that things are bad we need a active support section to get behind the side more than ever. Remaining silent is not an option."
Madrid's next game at the Bernabeu is against Real Valladolid on Sunday and it's said some supporters are talking about possibly leaving their seats empty at the start of the game.
Santiago Solari is to take temporary charge of the club after making the progression from his role as the club's Castilla manager.
Antonio Conte is the strong favourite to replace Lopetegui full-time, but it seems like Ramos is opposed to his potential appointment.
Respect is earned, it is not imposed. Neither a name nor another," the Spaniard said, as per the Daily Star.
"We have won everything with coaches that you already know, in the end the management of the players is more important than the technical knowledge of a coach."