Real Madrid have been forced to pull a video of Sergio Ramos wishing Real Madrid's young fans Merry Christmas after the defender was ridiculed for his poor English.
The video was posted on Real's official YouTube channel and then removed when people left abusive messages about Ramos's accent.
Ramos said in the video, which was directed to the children who attended Real's social sports school: "Hi, we hope all of you have a great time playing football at Real Madrid Foundation School. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year."
However, people left nasty messages on the video saying they couldn't understand the Spain international.
The ridicule continued on social network sites, which promoted Real to remove the video according to Catalonia newspaper Ara.
The abuse was hardly welcome as the Real Madrid foundation is actually doing some admirable work this festive season.
They have launched a 'No Child Without Toys' campaign where Real's stars are trying to encourage people to donate gifts to children in need.
Cristiano Ronaldo launched the campaign on Monday with the help of his team-mates.
"The joint goal of the Real Madrid Foundation and the Government of Madrid is to allow all children to enjoy the magic of Christmas," said Madrid's family and social services councillor Engracia Hidalgo.
"I wish to thank Real Madrid for providing the project with 5,000 toys. I am very happy to be at the home of this great club today, surrounded by so many children on such a special day."
And while you may have a snigger at Ramos's English, it might be worth considering how good you might sound wishing people Happy Christmas in Spanish.
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