England’s Barmy Army went full out to troll the Australians over the ball-tampering controversy on the day of the Oscars while Dani Carvajal trolled Atletico Madrid for mocking Real Madrid over a controversial penalty.
With this year’s Oscars being held on Monday, the Barmy Army asked on their social media account with images of Darren Lehmann, Steven Smith, Cameron Bancroft and David Warner, “It’s almost time for the Oscars! Who gets your vote for Best Supporting Actor?”
It’s almost time for the Oscars!
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) 24 February 2019
Smith and Warner faced a one-year ban from international cricket in the aftermath of the ball-tampering controversy while teammate Cameron Bancroft faced a nine-month ban for his role in the scandal during the Test series in South Africa. Meanwhile, the-then coach Darren Lehmann, who claimed he had no knowledge of the scandal, decided to step down from his role after the series.
Meanwhile, Spanish club Atletico Madrid mocked their rivals Real over a controversial penalty in their 2-1 win over Levante. Although there seemed to be minimal contact between the two players, Casemiro went down on the ground after a clearance by Cheick Doukoure. The referee gave a penalty before it went to VAR and the decision stood. Gareth Bale scored from the spot.
— Hakuna Matata (@Matoke_) 24 February 2019
Calling it ‘the endless story’, Atletico Madrid said that the Oscar night has started on a big note. “Oscar night has started big. How about a movie? #TheEndlessStory Athletic Madrid, which one do you choose?,” they tweeted.
Responding to the tweet, Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal reminded Athletic Madrid of the two victories in the Champions League finals of Lisbon and Milan in 2014 and 2016 when Real Madrid defeated their city rivals to become European champions for the tenth and eleventh time. He said, “I recommend the “Heart of the Tenth” and “eleventh.” I have them up on DVD!”
Os recomiendo la del “Corazón de la DÉCIMA” y “UNDÉCIMA”. yo las tengo hasta en dvd!! ??
— Dani Carvajal Ramos (@DaniCarvajal92) 24 February 2019
Carvajal defended the penalty by saying he heard Doukoure kick Casemiro. “The first one, at half-time, they told us that he was covering his face. The second, I heard the kick from 25 meters away,” said the full-back, as quoted by Marca.
“I’m not a referee; I don’t assess the decisions. If both the referee, who was close, and VAR have ratified the penalty decision. Other times, we have been hurt and nothing has happened. Being a referee is difficult and we have to keep working independently of that.”