A photograph published by AS which appeared to show Cristiano Ronaldo covering the Real Madrid badge on his tracksuit with a number 7 caused a certain amount of controversy but in fact had little to do with the Portuguese forward.
The club's kit man often writes player's shirt numbers on a sticker on top of the Madrid badge as a way of identifying which item of clothing belongs to who, and in this case he forgot to remove the stickers, leading to Ronaldo being photographed with his number covering the badge.
It was the most inopportune moment for such an error to occur, given that a day earlier AS had reported that Ronaldo was not happy at Madrid and could join another club in the summer.
Ronaldo is understood to be furious at the implication he had covered up his badge himself, and was not aware that it had been covered up, and had no intention of making such a gesture against the club's badge.
The club have published other photographs of players who also had the badge on their tracksuits covered up by their identification numbers, among them Iker Casillas, Marcelo, Altintop and Pepe.