Sevilla Player Pizarro Causes Controversy with CR7 Shinpads

Sevilla and Argentina midfielder Guido Pizarro caused controversy this weekend in Spain after dressing room footage revealed that he had worn CR7-branded shinpads in the Real Madrid - Sevilla game on Saturday, which his team lost 5-0.

When he tried to explain the situation, it only made everything worse. Here's a recap of the whole story.

It all started when Spanish TV channel Gol shared a video from the Sevilla dressing room prior to the game against Real Madrid, showing Pizarro's kit next to pink CR7-branded shinpads.

When Pizarro was confronted with the story, the midfielder uploaded a picture of what he said are his pads. "They broke at the last minute and I had to get some new ones. I'm sorry if anyone was offended."

Finally, Twitter user @renaldinhos, who says it took him just five minutes, reviewed a few pregame videos on Sevilla's own YouTube channel which show that Pizarro was already wearing the shinpads for Sevilla's previous two away games against Barcelona and Villarreal.

Since then, the whole controversy has cooled down a bit but it's a funny little story nonetheless.

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