What's Buzzing:

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.

View Comments (18)
  • Fearless Mladenovic gets Serena hot and bothered

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - When Kristina Mladenovic was asked if she was shaking in her designer boots at the prospect of facing "the monument of women's tennis" that is Serena Williams, the fearless Frenchwoman looked astonished. The word … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Champs Lg final Madrid, Atletico resume rivalry

    The Latest: Champs Lg final Madrid, Atletico resume rivalry

    MILAN (AP) -- The Latest on the Champions League final (all times local): … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Serena Williams holds back Mladenovic at French Open

    Serena Williams holds back Mladenovic at French Open

    Defending champion Serena Williams needed five match points after waiting out a rain delay of more than 2 1/2 hours, but she eventually moved into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (10) victory over 26th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic … More »

    The Canadian Press - 12 minutes ago
  • Diame fires Hull back to the Premier League

    Diame fires Hull back to the Premier League

    Hull City's Mohamed Diame struck an unstoppable long-range shot to beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the Championship playoff final at Wembley on Saturday and secure a money-spinning return to the Premier League. It was always going to take something … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Indians' Brantley unsure of return from shoulder injury

    Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has no timetable for his return from the shoulder injury that has sidelined him for the second time this season. Brantley spoke to reporters Saturday for the first time since being placed on the 15-day disabled … More »

    AP - Sports - 14 minutes ago