Shock and shock again.
Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr)’s bizarre behavior unfolded twice in one day.
Ronaldo committed an unsportsmanlike foul in the 12th minute of the second half when he trailed 0-1 in the 2022-2023 season Saudi League round 25 away match against Al Hilal held at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 19th (hereinafter Korean time).
He knocked down Colombian Gustavo Cuellar, 메이저사이트who got in his way as he ran for the ball, with a wrestling move. When Quellar appeared in his direction, he jumped up from behind him, strangled Quellar, and fell backwards together.
It was a scene reminiscent of the ‘headlock’ that professional wrestlers inflict on their opponents.
Ronaldo was eventually cautioned by referee Michael Oliver. However, Sky Sports, a British public broadcaster, sarcastically said, “I only received a yellow card? Ronaldo reserved a warning for wrestling moves.”
Ronaldo’s bizarre behavior did not end there.
Controversy broke out as he entered the locker room after the game. The crowd, presumed to be Al-Hilal fans, chanted “Messi” to Ronaldo as he walked towards them. Ronaldo then mocked the fans with a shocking gesture. He placed his hand on his genital area and rocked him up and down.
Ronaldo often behaved eccentrically when the game was not going well. He was recently involved in an away fan assault incident against Everton in April of last year when he was at Manchester United. At the time, the boy fan struck down the outstretched hand along with the cell phone. The boy’s hand was bruised and his phone was damaged. Eventually, under British law, he received a ‘conditional warning’ and posted an apology on social media. Despite this, he was suspended for two matches by the International Football Federation (FIFA).