Celebrations, cheering, screaming fans and a group of champions being paraded down the streets of a team’s hometown – it’s a common theme throughout all of America’s major sports.
In Europe, it’s no different, and when Real Madrid defeated rival Barcelona 1-0 a few weeks ago in the Spanish Cup final, it was cause for celebration – a parade in fact.
Only, now we know why most soccer players – or footballers, whichever you prefer – are not allowed to use their hands.
And that goes double for Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid.
The team bus, which won its one-on-one with the prized trophy, “reportedly broke it into at least ten pieces”.
Imagine the kind of outcry that would be felt throughout the United States if the Lombardi Trophy or Larry O’Brien Trophy got demolished by a local town’s celebratory motorcade.
But don’t fret sports fans, the cup known as the Copa del Rey trophy has since been repaired, and made a triumphant return just a few short days ago.
This time, Ramos made sure to hold on tight, as Madrid players will to this title – its first in nearly two decades.