The tennis superstar is fresh from winning the Barcelona Open just last week, a victory which ensured he’ll hang on to the sport’s world no.1 spot for a little longer, and it seems the 31-year-old was keen to take his mind off little yellow furry balls for one night.
Nadal was spotted sitting in the posh seats inside Ateltico’s plush Wanda Metropolitano stadium as Diego Simeone’s men reached the Europa League final, and he was brazenly sporting a red and white flag draped around his neck.
But, wait, isn’t Nadal a lifelong Real Madrid supporter?
He’s been vocal of his support for Real throughout his career and is regularly spotted cheering on Cristiano Ronaldo and co at the Bernabeu, so tonight’s scenes have left plenty of fans rather puzzled:
Eh? Isn't Rafa Nadal meant to be huge Real Madrid fan?!? He is looking delighted with the Atleti win.. Further proof Federer is the 🐐 pic.twitter.com/QqWvWdea0b
— Krishan Majithia (@krishm91) May 3, 2018
FUCK YOU AS WELL RAFA NADAL YOU’RE A REAL MARDID FAN FUCKING PRICK CHEERING AT FULL TIME YOU LIL ARSEWIPE I HOPE FEDERER SHAGS YOUR MUM
— H (@harpreetmoore) May 3, 2018
— Nii Ramos (@IAm_MrTetteh) May 3, 2018
Thought Rafa Nadal was a Real Madrid fan? 🤔 #ATLARS
— Arthur Goddard (@ArthurGoddard13) May 3, 2018
Wait wait. Rafa Nadal supporting Atleti tonight when he’s always twerking at the Bernabeu on UCL nights. Clay merchant. Another hamstring injury needed
— #Shazback (@MysticMO11_v2) May 3, 2018
WTF is Rafa Nadal Doing there
— Rooman Hamza (@RoomanHamza) May 3, 2018
@RafaelNadal fucking plastic
— Cyberfire (@ThisIsCyberfire) May 3, 2018
Rafa Nadal will be an ultra at both Madrid finals.
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) May 3, 2018
swear @RafaelNadal supports Real Madrid. Cunt.
— Liam Stobart (@Stobs87) May 3, 2018
Rafa Nadal😂😂😂 he's a Real fan the fucking glory hunter
— Lewis (@lewisfrench_) May 3, 2018
Rafa nadal can fuck off as well. Mug
— Hathaway Esq (@HurricaneHatha) May 3, 2018
What do you make of Nadal’s actions?