We have all seen and read statements made by players which is later claimed to be ‘taken out of context’ or ‘twisted’ and most of the time we all think this is a scape goat when a player puts their foot in it.
However, every now and again a journalist reads way too much into a simple, honest statement made from a player and makes it into a ridiculous rumour which its only intention is selling newspapers or getting a reaction.
This is exactly what has happened in the Daily Mail with Chelsea star Ramires.
The Brazilian sensation was quoted as saying:
“If Cruzeiro are interested, it’s possible for me to go back.
Although it’s not a decision I can make and difficult because my price is very high. If Cruzeiro could raise the money, I would go back for sure.
I was happy at Cruzeiro and felt an obligation to return at some point as the club offered me a chance to launch my sport career in Europe.
I still follow their matches on the internet. The fans were always good to me and named me “Ramires the Warrior”.
I still keep all the videos of when I played at the club and in difficult moments at Chelsea I watch them to increase my morale”.
This type of claim is seen every week by some foreign player or another. Not too long ago it was Romeu and Yaya Toure claiming they want to return to Barcelona, Robinho has stated numerous times about wanting a return to Brazil, Tevez can’t wait to get back to Argentina and now it’s Ramires.
However, there are differences between statements and in Romeu’s, Toure’s and Ramires’s case they all stated “some day”. This doesn’t mean a move is on the cards it simply means that before they retire they wish to return home or to their favourite club.
The Daily Mail however, twisted this statement and come up with the headline ‘Ramires in shock Chelsea quit threat’. This headline alone, after reading Ramires’s statement, is ridiculous and quite frankly all should boycott reading this absoloute nonsense.
Ramires is one of Chelsea’s most influential players and is adored by the Stamford Bridge faithful, he is going nowhere in the near future. It really is as simple as that.
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