Reuters, Monday, January 25, 2010 12:15 PM
The Spanish media weren't buying Cristiano Ronaldo
's claim that he broke the nose of Malaga's Patrick Mtiliga by accident. Ronaldo was red-carded for the incident after scoring both
goals in Real Madrid's 2-0 on Sunday. It was the second ejection of the season for the world's most expensive player.
The Portuguese star was portrayed as a "Jekyll and Hyde" character in
the Spanish press, whose headlines included: "Cristiano Ronaldo, hero and villain" (El Pais), "Cristiano Ronaldo, again angel and demon" (La Razon) and "Doctor Cristiano and Mister Ronaldo"
Earlier in the season Ronaldo was red-carded for kicking out at an opponent. Marca columnist Roberto Palomar
wrote: "Anyone who gets sent off against
Almeria and Malaga with the match already won is a fool. Someone needs to sit down with the boy and explain what's what because you can't go through life behaving like that."
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