Dirty Tackle

Rayo-Real Madrid postponed because of ‘vandals,’ Cristiano Ronaldo not impressed

Dirty Tackle

Unimpressed or itchy nose? Maybe both. (Getty)

Rayo Vallecano's attempt to host city rivals Real Madrid on Sunday was allegedly sabotaged by vandals who messed with the Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas' electrical cables, cutting the power to the stadium's floodlights. The players were forced to wait around as attempts to fix the problem were made, but the match was eventually postponed and rescheduled for Monday night. And Cristiano Ronaldo was clearly not pleased.

From the AFP:

Rayo's president Raul Martin Presa indicated he had reason to believe cables had been cut.

"Vandals have cut cables, we have tried to solve the problem as quickly as possible but told the stewards not to open the doors of the stadium. We will leave it to the police to find out who is responsible," said Presa.

Fans were not allowed into the Estadio de Vallecas ground for security reasons ahead of the match, which had been due to start at 9.30pm local time (1930 GMT).

So the troubled start to Real Madrid's season takes another odd twist, but this one might not be all bad. Had this match been played on Sunday, it would've been their third in nine days. Maybe an extra night's rest will help.

Anyway, here's a photograph of the suspected cable cutter...

Aunt Bethany should've never brought that cat.

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