March 10, 2018 / 4:40 PM / 8 days ago

Soccer: 'Nature calls' for Real captain Ramos

(Note language in paragraph four some may find offensive)

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Eibar vs Real Madrid - Ipurua, Eibar, Spain - March 10, 2018 Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos during the game REUTERS/Vincent West

By Richard Martin

(Reuters) - Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos took an unexpected pitstop during his side’s La Liga game against Eibar on Saturday, running from the pitch and down the tunnel to go for an emergency toilet break.

Ramos spoke to referee Jose Luis Munuera Montero in the 73rd minute of the game then darted off to the visiting dressing room, with Real match delegate Miguel Noguera, known as Chendo, going in to check on the player after a few minutes.

The Spain international returned to the pitch in the 78th minute, shortly before Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winning goal in a 2-1 win for Zinedine Zidane’s side.

The French coach started laughing when he was asked about the incident in the post-match news conference and said “he went for a shit.”

Ramos poked fun at himself after the game on social media, tweeting “nature calls” along with a picture of him and Ronaldo celebrating the goal.

Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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