VIDEO: Real Madrid launch new kit… without Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo was conspicuous by his absence in the video promo unveiling Real Madrid’s new jerseys for the 2018/19 season.

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The reigning European champions (who secured their third-straight European crown on Saturday by beating Liverpool 3-1) included Marcelo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos and Nacho in the promotional video as they released a trendy new all-white home kit and a blue away kit on Tuesday.

This comes after Ronaldo confused in the aftermath of the UEFA Champions League win, then again during the trophy parade in Madrid as he first said he would be leaving Madrid, then confirmed he would be at the Santiago Bernabeu next season.

The fact that Bale, who is expected to leave this summer despite being the hero for Real in the final, is in the video is a little peculiar but the main thing to remember about this video is that it was likely filmed weeks, if not months, ago.

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Ronaldo may have been away from Madrid on the day of filming for one of his many businesses.

Or maybe, just maybe, there was something in his comments right after the final whistle on Saturday where he seemed to reveal he would be leaving the Spanish giants after winning his fourth European cup in five seasons.

Take a look at the video below of Real’s new jerseys, sans Ronaldo.