The name of Spanish professional footballer, and soon-to-be ex-captain of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos, made it to Twitter trends after it was announced that he would quit the team on Thursday, after 16 years at the helm.
Netizens immediately flocked to the threads to let it all out: some expressed disappointment in how Real Madrid treats its "legends", while some simply thanked Ramos for his tenure in the club.
Others were left guessing which club Ramos might choose after departing from Los Blancos.
Sergio Ramos leaves Real Madrid after 16 years.— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) June 16, 2021
End of an era. 💔 pic.twitter.com/Cbc7AMHSkR
Some rushed screenshot Ramos' Twitter profile, with the description still says that he is Real Madrid's captain.
I am keeping this screenshot while I still can that says Sergio Ramos is the captain of Real Madrid. When the times get tough, this will be an ode to the good old days ❤️ pic.twitter.com/2E5rKgluNq— Bluto *x* (@ohhmydogg) June 16, 2021
Users compared how different captains of Los Blancos have left the club, saying that "something has to change".
Hierro - Raul - Casillas - Ramos.— Divyu (@divyusachdev) June 16, 2021
Our last four club captains left the same way. Something has to change at this club. pic.twitter.com/JTgfNlz3WT
Another legend of the club Leaving without a proper farewell. Sergio Ramos deserved a fully packed Santiago Bernabéu chanting his name for an hour.— RMZZ (@RMBlancoZz) June 16, 2021
Some netizens speculated on reasons Ramos would leave the club, since neither Real Madrid, nor the iconic Spanish defender himself have clarified why he would quit the team.
I really don’t know the reason why Ramos is leaving but I have a feeling Messi has something to do with it. Messi has been humiliating Ramos day in and day out, now old man is fed up.— Kobby Founda🇬🇭 (@Founda_) June 16, 2021
On Thursday, Ramos is scheduled to appear before the media at a press conference to formally announce his departure.