Large sections of the fanbase of Spanish giants Real Madrid made use of the opportunity to send a crystal clear message to defender Nacho during the club’s latest outing this evening.
For those not aware, Carlo Ancelotti’s troops are currently locked in a crunch derby showdown with capital rivals Atletico Madrid.
In the knowledge that anything other than a victory could prove detrimental to the club’s hopes of tracking down Clasico rivals Barcelona at the La Liga summit, Los Blancos, though, are currently locked in a goalless stalemate.
And yet, as alluded to above, despite the crucial nature of the matchup when it comes to their side’s domestic prospects for the term, on Saturday, many of a Real persuasion in attendance at the Bernabeu were keen to send a personalised message to one particular member of Ancelotti’s squad.
The player in question? Nacho Fernandez.
After enjoying a superb outing off the bench in the European champions’ downing of Liverpool at Anfield in midweek, defender Nacho was rewarded with a derby start at left-back.
And, ahead of the imminent expiration of his contract in the summer, widespread sections of the Bernabeu crowd made use of the chance to urge the Spanish international to commit to fresh terms:
This came as chants of ‘Nacho, stay’ were heard ringing around the stands.