Saturday, July 05, 2008

Families should just shut up

Sometimes athletes keep their families to close to them and with the two biggest sports stories of the summer season that is no different. During the last couple of weeks the families of former Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre and Manchester United's Ronaldo have kept their gums from flapping about both players situations.

Rumors have come out during the last week or so that Favre wants to come back to lead the Packers, while Ronaldo has been rumored to leave the European Champions and want a move to Real Madrid, since the start of the summer.

And during the course of the last couple of days family members of each have had their say.

Scott Favre, Brett's brother, told a local TV station that his brother is ready to return.

"There's no doubt he can play," Scott Favre told WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. "He's in good shape, he's working out, we know he can still play, he's healthy, so, if he did, it wouldn't surprise me."

Then it was Brett's mother chance to voices her opinion on her son's relationship with his former team.

"He's felt like that for the last couple of years, that the Packers didn't really want him back," Bonita Favre told WITI. "But nothing's been said. You know it's just been bits and pieces throughout the last couple of years, things that would come up, and it just didn't seem like they went out of their way to keep him. It was kind of like, 'You're done.'"

On the other side of the pond, Ronaldo family is also making their voices heard on his possible move to Real Madrid.

"Cristiano wants to keep playing at Manchester United," Ronaldo's sister, Elma Aveiro (pictured right with her brother), told the Sun. "Real Madrid keep making very strong advances for him. There is a lot of speculation in the newspapers all the time about where he will go and what he is doing but we know who he really is and what he is really up to. He wants to stay at United."

It's good to be part of a close family but sometimes families should really just keep their mouths shuts.

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