Oli McBurnie took to Twitter last night to make a brilliant tongue-in-cheek comparison between himself and Real Madrid star, Sergio Ramos.
The Spanish defender saw red again last night as Real lost 2-1 to Man City. It was the 26th red card of Ramos’ career and despite being a winner of all the big trophies in the game, the Spaniard has built a reputation as someone who sees red easily.
Although last night’s dismissal was only the first of the season for Ramos, it’s something fans have come to expect. McBurnie, meanwhile, seemed to be loving it and compared Ramos’ red card record to that of his total career appearances.
Sergio Ramos 26 career red cards🤣🤣 more reds than I’ve had appearances 🤣
— Oli McBurnie (@oli_mcburnie) February 26, 2020
Obviously, the comment from McBurnie was nothing but a joke. And while plenty of Blades and Swansea fans saw it as just that, others didn’t quite get the point.
Plenty of Madrid fans and supporters of other clubs seemed riled by the tweet. There was a plethora of reaction to McBurnie’s post, including some not so happy Real supporters.
A lot of the comments seemed to point at how successful Ramos has been and how McBurnie is in no position to make comments.
More trophies than you and your club conbined too
— Ritvik (@lukagodric) February 27, 2020
More trophies than you will ever have too 😉
— Dipesh Patel (@dip_patel7) February 26, 2020
He also has 5 goals in the league this season, which is one more than you!
— Liam Logue (@Maolmagodog) February 26, 2020
Some fans seemed to have no sense of humour at all, with plenty of supporters snapping back at McBurnie.
and he still has 4 European Cups, 4 Club World Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 4 Ligas, 3 Spanish Super Cups, and 2 Copas del Rey. More than you can dream !!!
— Bekzod (@20152497bekzod) February 27, 2020
The funny thing is his career is better than you and your team
Lean on that lad😊😊
— S4INT☯︎︎ BLVCK𓃶 (@KhobeBlvck) February 27, 2020
Won the CL more times than you’ve scored too
— Mike Taylor (@mick_tay) February 26, 2020
McBurnie will be loving this
Sheffield United fans know all about Oli McBurnie and what he is like. He’ll be sat back and simply loving this reaction.
It was a tongue-in-cheek comment and one that has, as usual, got everyone on Twitter firing back at him. In fairness to McBurnie, his comment is not too different to a number of other posts from non-footballers on social media.
Ramos is seen as a walking red card. It’s little surprise, then, when people comment on it. If anything, this just shows how easily social media can be used to draw reactions – good and bad – from people.