The Premier League Insider: An Open Letter to Luka Modric
Dear Luka Modric:
It has come to my attention that you want to move to Real Madrid from the Tottenham Hotspur during the Summer Transfer Window. While its great that you want a change, you are going about it the wrong way.
You elected not to board a plane for the USA in order to participate in a series of friendly matches. In the process, you let down your fans in the USA who paid a lot of money to see you in action.
You also let down your coach Andre Villas-Boas and the club President Daniel Levy whose wife is ill. In addition to not playing, you care less about other people when you fled to Croatia.
It appears that the Carlos Tevez syndrome appears to be repeating itself with the Spurs. One of the initial responses is to fine you but that does not deter you from your disobedience.
It appears that the glory and money you make has left you out of touch with the real world. The concept of fame and fortune in athletes and other personalities does that to people.
It remains to be seen what will transpire in your case. What I can tell you is that an employee (regardless of profession) would have been fired on the spot for insubordination.
My advice to you is that you should board the plane for America and ask forgiveness from the Spurs and the Premier League. A little kindness may go a long way and who knows if the Spurs and Real Madrid can broker a deal for you to move on.
The other alternative would be for me to write an open letter to the Spurs with a cc to David Levy and Andre Villas Boas explaining why you should be benched or fired. The rest is up to you.
Roberto Carlos Alvarez Galloso
The Premier League Insider
Luka Modric Video courtesy of FA TV