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.

Real Madrid’s Spanish defender Sergio Ramos (C) is handed a red card by Italian referee Daniele Orsato during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 26, 2020. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

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.

Some fans seemed to have no sense of humour at all, with plenty of supporters snapping back at McBurnie.

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.

 

 

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