Two things here. He snubs Sir Alex — never a good idea. Perhaps even more disastrous was Rafael’s encounter with the jacket, which nearly enveloped him before he emerged unscathed. At 22-years-old I guess this behavior is to be expected — though pissing off the boss is never a good idea, no matter how old you are. His replacement, Chris Smalling, would provide a momentous highlight for a fan in the upper deck at Madejski.