Madrid, Sep.30 (ANI): A Spaniard warlock has claimed that he has been hired to cast a spell on Real Madrid star and former Manchester United footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jose "Pepe" Ruz, 58, from Malaga, has written to Florentino Pirez, the president of Real Madrid - the club that paid 80 million pounds for the Portugal international - to warn him that the hopes of millions of fans are about to be dashed.
"I have been contracted so Cristiano Ronaldo suffers a serious injury. I can't promise when that will be, but I can say he will be injured for more time than he plays," The Times quoted him, as writing in his note to Perez.
Speculation has abounded in Spain over who might have taken out a black magic contract on the star. Was it Sir Alex Ferguson, his former manager at Manchester United? Or Joan Laporta, president of Real Madrid's rivals, Barcelona? Neither is a known practitioner of the dark arts.
Ruz claims to have practiced witchcraft for 22 years; a calling for which he says he is well paid.
Real Madrid dismissed the threat.
"It is a nonsense, like many things we have to deal with regularly," a spokesman said. (ANI)