European newspapers highlighted a scene widely circulated on social media of a Saudi fan stepping on a yellow shirt with Ronaldo written on it, after Al-Nassr lost 1-3 to Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Super Cup semi-finals.
And at a time when Al-Nasr fans, led by French coach Rudi Garcia, held Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo part of the responsibility for the loss after missing an opportunity in the first half, it was the turning point in the defeat. Al-Ittihad fans were chanting at length against Ronaldo (the best player in the world 5 times) trying to provoke him. Shouting in the name of the Argentine legend Lionel Messi, saying: “Messi .. Messi”, the traditional rival of the Portuguese star in the courts of the round witch (the best player in the world 7 times).
🚨| They no longer want the CR7 in Arabic.
Several Al-Nassr fans trampled on Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey for failing to score a goal and bringing his team to victory. #ronaldo #CristianoRonaldo #AlNasr pic.twitter.com/UUQd5oNcig
– FootballMedia (@FootballMediaID) January 29, 2023
It is noteworthy that Ronaldo has played two matches with Al-Nasr so far without being able to score, while his Brazilian colleague Anderson Talisca shines.
Regarding the identity of the fan who stepped on Ronaldo’s shirt, Marca denied that the Nasrawi fan was angry at the defeat, noting that he was wearing the colors of the Jeddah Union, and said: “A self-respecting fan does not step on his team’s shirt.”
The audience wonders whether Ronaldo will continue to win until the end of his contract in the summer of 2025, or will he return to Europe to end his football career there.
Al-Ittihad fans the moment Cristiano entered:
Messi Messi Messi. pic.twitter.com/OyEDNDcqL2
– M (@fi3l_i) January 26, 2023
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