Real Madrid Castilla player Cristian Cedrés, a promising midfielder in Zinedine Zidane's Bernabeu reserve team, has shockingly revealed that he was the subject of abuse from fans venting their anger following the weekend's Clásico humiliation against Barcelona.
Real's first-team was destroyed on their own pitch by their great Catalan rivals, but despite being nowhere near the game, Cedrés found himself a target.
Following a training session on Monday, the teenager took to Twitter to say, "It is not normal to leave training and receive insults and punches in your car. Now is when all Real Madrid must be united."
No es normal salir del entrenamiento y recibir insultos y golpes en tu coche. Ahora es cuando todo el madridismo debe estar unido#HalaMadrid— Cristian Cedrés (@cristiancedres) November 23, 2015
Los Blancos fans have previous when it comes to attacking their own players. Earlier this year Gareth Bale's car was punched and kicked by angry supporters who blamed the Welsh winger for the club's Champions League semi-final exit against Juventus.
Bale had been booed on the pitch during the second leg at the Bernabeu and some fans were waiting for him the car park after the final whistle.
The 4-0 hammering against Barça was thought to be the end of Rafa Bentez at Real Madrid. Club president Florentino Perez called an urgent press conference on Monday evening and it was thought he would inform the world that Benítez had been given the boot, much in the same way he handled Carlo Ancelotti's shock dismissal during the summer.
However, Perez took the opposite approach and actually came out in support of the under-fire manager.
"I am here to inform you about the board meeting that has just taken place," the president said. "We have carefully analysed the sporting situation and I want to inform you that the manager of Real Madrid, Rafa Benítez has our full support and our full confidence".
"Rafa Benítez was the manager chosen for his professionalism, for his trajectory, for his experience and he has proven his ability at getting the best performance out of this squad, which as we all know, suffered a gradual wearing out from January onwards this year.
"I understand the anger of our fans following the game on Saturday but we believe that this is the time to keep working, with rigour, with calmness, with maximum intensity, and with all of the Madrid fans united together."