Dirty Tackle

Sergio Ramos is a footballer because his mother was afraid of him bull fighting

Dirty Tackle

Sergio Ramos breaks out the matador cape after Spain won Euro 2012. (Getty)

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has never made a secret of his love for bull fighting. After several of his successes on the pitch, he has brought out a matador's cape and done his interpretive dance/routine. But now he says he would've likely pursued bull fighting had it not been for the concerns of his mother.

From Goal.com:

"When you're young, it is important to have dreams," he told AS.

"I always wanted to be either a bullfighter or footballer but my mother was a little scared of me becoming a bullfighter. So I opted for football which was less dangerous."

Had I not just made a Pepe reference in the Soldado post, I would mention how he proves The Ramos' statement about football being less dangerous wrong, but I wouldn't want to be accused of piling it on. Like Pepe's foot on so many Leo Messi fingers.

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