Whoever said modern footballers were a bunch of overpaid primadonnas?
Well, they may just be right after it was revealed why Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio missed his team’s Champions League tie against Apoel Tel Aviv on Wednesday night.
The official reason given for the absence of the talented attacking midfielder was an infected pimple on his leg prevented him from pulling up his socks.
It gets worse. Asensio got the pustular pimple while shaving his legs!
News of this seriously debilitating injury got the kind of twitter treatment you would expect from footy fans around the globe.
Are we gonna ignore that Asensio is missing Real Madrid's match because he was shaving his legs and ended up with a pimple? No? Good.
— Ahmad (@ahmadf_o) September 13, 2017
Marco Asensio missing Real's game with Apoel because a pimple got infected whilst shaving his legs is the most modern football story ever pic.twitter.com/TcZrBrsm1R
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) September 13, 2017
Asensio will miss tonight's UCL match due to an infected pimple from shaving his legs that won't let him pull up his socks. Football is dead pic.twitter.com/dZpcRmAQwH
— BenchWarmers ⚽️ (@BeWarmers) September 13, 2017
Marco Asensio is out of Real Madrid's team due to an infected pimple after shaving his legs. Never would've happened in my day. We waxed.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 13, 2017
I have Asensio in my fantasy team and he's not playing due to an infected pimple from shaving his legs. Herh this guy mad er? ?
— Alexander Gyan-Mante (@Cookies_GH) September 13, 2017
Other fans tried to put it in perspective.
— SlashFootball (@slashfootball) September 13, 2017
1956: Man City keeper Bert Trautmann breaks his neck, plays rest of match
2017: Marco Asensio out due to infected pimple from shaving legs pic.twitter.com/kUnrznqSyZ
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) September 13, 2017
Asensio to miss game because pimple got infected while shaving legs,seriously,could you imagine Terry Butcher missing a game because of that
— Sagheer Osman (@sagheerosman) September 13, 2017
— Football On This Day (@footieonthisday) September 6, 2017