Sergio Ramos Told Florentino Perez ' Pay Me Up And I'll Go' In Real Madrid Dressing Room
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and club president Florentino Perez clashed in the Santiago Bernabeu after the 4-1 humbling inflicted by Ajax on Wednesday.
Having been hit with a two-game ban by UEFA for deliberately getting himself a yellow card in the first, Ramos was suspended for one of the worst defeats in their history.
Erik ten Hag's inexperienced Ajax side deservedly secured a place in the quarter-finals thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech, David Neres, Dusan Tadic and Lasse Schone.
Ramos watched on from the stands - his reactions being captured as part of an Amazon documentary on the former Sevilla defender.
Sergio Ramos ploy to pick up ban for Ajax clash backfires spectacularly as defender can only watch Real Madrid's Champions League capitulation from stands... and every scowl is captured by Amazon documentary team pic.twitter.com/jaH8qBUJ5Q
- Lilian Chan (@bestgug) March 6, 2019
But he made his way down to the dressing room after the game and had a "heated exchange" with Perez, as per AS and MARCA.
Fuming with how the holders had been embarrassed on their own turf, Perez is said to have told the players that they were to blame for the mess Real find themselves in.
However, Ramos was quick to reply that the squad had stressed the needed of signing a striker to replace Cristiano Ronaldo's goals in the summer.
He also told Perez that it isn't just the players at fault and Perez ended up threatening to get rid of the Spaniard as things escalated.
There was a heated exchange between Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and club president Florentino Perez following the side's Champions League elimination at the hands of Ajax. [Marca]
- Real Madrid Info (@RMadridInfo) March 7, 2019
:eyes: It's been reported that on Tuesday, Sérgio Ramos told Real Madrid President Florentino Perez "Pay me up and I'll go" in a dressing room bust up
Imagine how much worse Real Madrid will be without Ramos :joy: pic.twitter.com/Dt0sItfFyJ
- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) March 7, 2019
Then, Ramos is reported to have said, "Pay me up and I'll go," - meaning that the rest of his contract would need to be paid up if he was to be kicked out.
Ramos also continued, saying: "I've given everything and busted a gut for this badge, for this club and even for you."
The whole Real squad were witnesses to the fiery encounter, which only adds to the dismal situation Real find themselves in.
The 13-time European champions have apparently come calling for Zinedine Zidane to replace Santiago Solari and fix the mess but the Frenchman has rejected the offer for now.
"I know that this morning the president [Florentino Perez] called Zidane to ask him back, he said not now," former Real president Ramon Calderon told BBC Radio 5 Live.
"He has left open the possibility of coming back in June."