It’s fair to say Barcelona’s 2-0 second leg loss to Real Madrid Wednesday, was more than a little frustrating for the Blaugrana. The nature of Madrid’s win, coupled with the disappointment of defeat meant the frustration spilled over into full view for all to see when Sergio Ramos decided to play games with Lionel Messi.
Messi was about to take a free-kick to get play rolling for Barcelona, before Ramos held the ball in front of Messi as if he were handing it to him. It was seemingly a gesture of a good sport, except he didn’t hand it to him, and instead flipped the ball in the air, up and over Messi’s head.
Ramos triggering the hooligan in Messi pic.twitter.com/wA4ADd466N— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) August 16, 2017
Messi certainly didn’t appreciate the gesture, and according to the Telegraph, responded by called Ramos a "mother f*****.”
The Argentine is not known for his angry reactions and Luis Suarez-ish anger and it was an uncharacteristic response.
However, Barcelona being dominated twice against Real Madrid in a week is frustrating enough. Sergio Ramos playing head games while Messi is attempting to get the play going, was just the icing on the cake.