MADRID, June 11 (Reuters) - Real Madrid’s bid of 80 million pounds ($132 million) for Cristiano Ronaldo generated some sharp criticism in Spanish internet posts on Thursday, with many commentators slamming the club for spending outrageous sums in the middle of a severe recession.
Coming just days after Real president Florentino Perez paid around 67 million euros ($94.02 million) for Brazilian Kaka, the move for Ronaldo prompted widespread anger in a country with an unemployment rate of 18.1 percent, the highest in the European Union.
“In Spain there are four million jobless. That’s four million family dramas,” Juancarlosm wrote on the website of daily El Mundo.
“Spending this shameful amount of money is immoral. I am embarassed to be a Madrid fan.”