Real Madrid rouser kicked into touch
ThereÃ¢ÂÂs just no pleasing some people sometimes... and that includes La Liga Loca.
RamÃÂ³n CalderÃÂ³n has done the sensible thing and sacked freak-show BernabÃÂ©u PA announcer Arturo SisÃÂ³, the man that La Liga Loca really, really hates; the man La Liga Loca hammered right here not so long ago.
But is La Liga Loca happy? Well, no, not exactly. Because, in fact, La Liga Loca is feeling a weensy bit sorry for SisÃÂ³ and his simpletonÃ¢ÂÂs grin this morning.
HeÃ¢ÂÂs still an irritating tit who was massively overpaid for being an irritating tit, who should be flogged naked through the streets and have his voice box removed with a rusty knife.
HeÃ¢ÂÂs responsible for a catalogue of hideous crimes, like that RaÃÂºl... SpainÃ¢ÂÂs No. 7 stuff (aye, right-ho) and the endless bloody cheese-fest from his jukebox.
Bernabeu no longer the setting for SisÃÂ³ histrionics
But heÃ¢ÂÂs not responsible for Real Madrid crashing out of the Champions League last year; without him, they would not have been holding aloft their 10th European Cup.
And it would be hugely unfair to say that he is. In fact, only a mentalist would say he is.
So, take it away TomÃÂ¡s:
Ã¢ÂÂSisÃÂ³ cost us our place in Europe,Ã¢ÂÂ claims Mr Roncero, neatly ignoring PepeÃ¢ÂÂs sending off, injuries and suspensions, and the fact that at that stage of the season Madrid were just a bit rubbish, or even that itÃ¢ÂÂs been four years now since they got through a single knockout round of the Champions League.
Ã¢ÂÂOn the night we played Roma the fans were chewing gum waiting for the two teams to come out. There was a Champions League atmosphere. It used to be that the BernabÃÂ©u won these games just with the intimidating roar when their heroes came out.
But just at that moment, SisÃÂ³ took the mic. and interrupted the mysticism with this ridiculous harangue: Ã¢ÂÂGood evening, and welcome to the BernabÃÂ©u. We are a team!Ã¢ÂÂ Fans were stunned into silence. SisÃÂ³ had silenced the stadium and allowed RomaÃ¢ÂÂs tifosi to take control.Ã¢ÂÂ