Gautama Buddha’s main teaching revolved around the fact that almost all suffering is caused by the self. In other words, humans are just a bunch of masochistic fools in general – and the Kylian Mbappe saga almost confirmed that.
Kylian Mbappe has been linked with Real Madrid since 2017. The Merengues then tried to sign him but he chose Paris Saint-Germain instead. Florentino Perez then tried again last year but the French giants didn’t back down – not even on a €200m bid.
Since then, the saga has only intensified, and as we reach the final days of this soap opera, we’re beginning to see the masochistic tendencies of football fans – or Real Madrid fans in this case.
Everyone is talking about Mbappe, not Real Madrid’s Champions League final
If you’ve been unlucky enough to log onto Twitter over the past few weeks, you’d know that Mbappe has been the center of attention. Although Real Madrid will play their 4th Champions League final in the last 6 years, the fans seem to have completely forgotten about it.
The talk of the town is instead about Kylian Mbappe.
However, the conversation itself is not the problem. The way it’s done, on the other hand, bothers me a lot.
At this point, *reports* claim that Mbappe appears close to signing an extension at PSG, leaving countless Madrid fans delirious. Their complaints mainly relate to how Mbappe has played the club and how peaceful they are and how the club’s Twitter accounts are constantly posting updates about him.
Don’t blame the news cycle, you’re in control at all times
Newsflash, Madridistas: News accounts *should* be posting news about Madrid.
If you have a problem with Mbappe renewing his announcement, or with the news accounts posting updates about him, here are some things to think about: The problem surely lies with * you *.
These fans are basically allowing a player – who, by the way, doesn’t even know they exist and, even crazier, doesn’t even play for Madrid – to ruin their peace of mind.
When the news about Mbappe started to spiral out of control at the end of last year’s summer window, I made the conscious decision to mute every single tweet that mentioned his name or Twitter handle.
Since then, I have received all news about him either via WhatsApp chats or I voluntarily subscribe to the news account profiles on Twitter.
Here’s the thing: ANYONE could do this and live in peace.
However, most prefer not only to hurt their sanity by keeping tabs on Mbappe, but also to spit their anger out on news accounts for doing what they should be doing. Most of them also have a strong sense of entitlement that makes them believe that Kylian Mbappe owes them something.
Darling, he doesn’t. Nobody does.
The Mbappe transfer saga shows the ugly side of people
This saga seems to have brought out the worst in people. This saga has shown that people would rather ruin their minds, fight with others and spread hate than just mind their own business and stay with the peace that comes with it.
This soap opera also revealed that fans may have forgotten that they support Real F**king Madrid. Players will come and go, but the club will stay – and keep winning. This is just a fact. If Mbappe doesn’t come, he will be like the objects in the rear-view mirror as Los Blancos continue the march to eternal glory.
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So please stop feeding the scourging savage in you and channel your inner Buddha.
As Master Shifu said, with inner peace, anything is possible.