The internet is full of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi fans who react badly whenever something negative is said or written about their respective idols.
But it’s rare to see a journalist flipping out over comments made about one of the superstars.
This is precisely what happened earlier this week when Tomas Roncero, the editor of AS’ Real Madrid section, sensationally stormed off the TV show El Chiringuito after colleagues began to criticise Ronaldo. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).
He got up and gesticulated before shocking his bemused colleagues by storming off set.
Video: Journalist has meltdown after Ronaldo comments
However, the emotional Roncero was back moments later, presumably after realising how stupid he looked after getting so angry over something so trivial.
Ronaldo has endured a poor start to the season
It hasn’t been a good start to the 2016-17 La Liga campaign for Ronaldo, who is still working his way back to full fitness after suffering a serious knee injury in the final of the European Championships.
With one goal in his first four appearances, this is now Ronaldo’s joint-worst start to a league season since joining Los Blancos in 2009.
Messi started well - but is currently injured
Messi, on the other hand, has scored four goals in his first five matches for Barcelona this term.
The Argentina international has, however, been sidelined for the past few weeks after suffering a groin injury during the 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid.
Barca won their first two matches without Messi - against Sporting Gijon and Borussia Monchengladbach - but suffered a surprise 4-3 defeat to Celta Vigo in their last match before the international break.
Luis Enrique will be praying that Messi is back in action for Barcelona’s crunch Champions League match against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in two weeks’ time.
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