Just when he was starting to gain some ground on his rival Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo had to ruin all the progress he has made in the past few weeks by reacting to Bosnia and Herzegovina fans by showing them middle finger.
According to Ronaldo, he was forced to act the way he did because of incessant criticism from fans during Portugal’s training session ahead of their Euro 2012 play off fixture.
Reports suggest that the large crowd of people watching the session (who were obviously Messi fans) were chanting the Argentine’s name and pointing lasers at Ronaldo.
Speaking to the press, this is what Ronaldo had to say:
“Everyone is speaking badly of me, but why don’t people criticise the lasers that were being aimed into my eyes,”
“They behaved in that way and so I reacted in my own way …”
The incidents continued when Portugal played Bosnia, but Ronaldo was less aggressive.
“I tried to keep calm as I knew that I could have been booked if I let the fans get to me.”
There are definitely many arguments to the issue and depending on whichever angle you choose to look at it through, the fact still remains that Ronaldo’s actions were wrong.
In fact, if anything, many Ronaldo fans think that the best thing for him to have done was to ignore the chants and take the high road. How this latest episode could affect Ronaldo’s chances of winning the FIFA Ballon D’ Or is still had to tell, however, at the moment, things are looking good for Messi.
The game ended in a barren draw and one can only imagine how electric the atmosphere will be when the 2 sides meet in Lisbon this coming Tuesday for the return fixture.
Meanwhile, Argentina were also held t a 1-1 home draw by Bolivia in a 2014 World Cup qualifier. Star player Messi failed to replicate his amazing club form for his national side once more and as a result, Argentina are now second in the South American zone behind Uruguay who were 4-0 winners over Chile and now lead the zone with 7 points 3 ahead of Argentina.
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