Ballon D'Oh Nominations 2011: Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid only one piece of silverware last season and then brainiac Sergio Ramos dropped it under the wheels of their victory coach. El Bell End.
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Real Madrid only one piece of silverware last season and then brainiac Sergio Ramos dropped it under the wheels of their victory coach. El Bell End.

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The Copa De Rey makes its bid for freedom amidst the celebrations.

Real Madrid only one piece of silverware last season and then brainiac Sergio Ramos dropped it under the wheels of their victory coach. El Bell End.


Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, who has never enjoyed the reputation of a footballing Einstein, dropped the biggest clanger of his career in April - literally!

In obvious high spirits after his team had won the Copa del Rey for the first time since 1993 by beating arch-rivals Barcelona 1-0 in the final, Ramos was on the upper deck of an open-top bus displaying the trophy to adoring supporters thronging the streets of the Spanish capital as Madrid made a late-night parade to the Cibeles fountain, the traditional venue for players and fans to toast the team's triumphs.

Disaster struck when the hapless Ramos allowed the 15-kg piece of silverware to slip from his grasp and tumble onto the road. His place as the season's biggest laughing stock was ensured moments later when the bus's front right wheel rolled over the cup, smashing it into several bits, before the driver  slammed on the brakes. Not to be seen again during the rest of the night's festivities, the trophy was taken for urgent repairs the following day in what thankfully proved to be a successful operation to restore it to its former glory.

Disaster struck when the hapless Ramos allowed the 15-kg piece of silverware to slip from his grasp and tumble onto the road.

The butter-fingered defender, who had escaped such problems nine months earlier in Madrid when the Spanish squad celebrated their World Cup triumph, attempted to laugh off his monumental gaffe by tweeting that it had all been “a misunderstanding.”

“It didn't fall,” he wrote. “It jumped off when it reached Cibeles and saw so many Madrid fans.”

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