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Almost 80,000 people showed up at Real Madrid's stadium last night just to watch Cristiano Ronaldo try on a shirt. I'm starting to suspect that you don't love your favorite team enough.

Ronaldo was formally introduced as the newest member of Spain's Yankees. He came out in his new uniform, kicked a ball around for a few seconds and bathed in unashamed adoration. Fans made signs, painted their bodies, and even stormed on the field to get tackled by security. Most actual games don't have this much action.


So anyway no pressure, Chris. It only cost $131 million to bring you there and the fact that the Champions League final will be your home stadium next year, shouldn't really concern you. I'm sure the 80,000 crazy people will understand if it doesn't work out.

Real Madrid Flaunts Its Costly Superstar [NY Times]
Thousands greet Cristiano Ronaldo's "dream" move to Real Madrid [Soccernet]

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