'El Sniper' handed nine-year jail sentence for fake killings of Real Madrid stars

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A man by the name of Ramirez, whom the Spanish press have dubbed 'El Sniper' has been slapped with a nine-year jail sentence after his mock killings of a number of Real Madrid stars was uncovered.

According to 101 Great Goals, the 'assassin' had been taking covert pictures of a number of the club's players since 2014, and his increasingly erratic behaviour had began to concern authorities.

The story claims that Ramirez would park his van outside the entrance to the club's Valdebebas training base where he would take a series of bizarre photos of the playing staff and management as they entered and left.

His 'victims' include the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Isco, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, then manager Carlo Ancelotti and club president Florentino Perez, and once the club got wind go his antics they contacted the police to alert them of his continued presence.

And upon his arrest, police discovered a series of disks and hard drives backed up with a variety of pictures of other sports stars and celebrities.

When he appeared in court, he was charged with the possession of a number of illegal firearms and given his penchant for shooting Madrid's players with a camera attached to a sniper rife, he was handed a nine-year sentence.

When questioned about what he'd been up to, he allegedly said: "I killed Cristiano and Perez. And I have shown that there are major security flaws."


However, his words coupled with his disturbing actions would seem to suggest that he thought he was doing the club a favour in terms of upgrading their security.

Madrid's players have been caught short at the gates of their training base before. During a particularly poor run of form in 2015, several disgruntled fans attempted to attack Gareth Bale's car as he left.

Either way, this latest incident may prompt the club to heighten their security measures in the near future.

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