We need to talk about Cristiano Ronaldo’s poor reaction after losing against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, he will never be gracious in defeat.
We all know what a historic winner Cristiano Ronaldo is, there is no need for him to remind us of how many Champions League trophies he’s won throughout his career as he did on Wednesday at the Wanda Metropolitano.
We knew that there was a good possibility that the Portuguese player wouldn’t get a chance to even score a goal against Atletico Madrid on his visit to Spain with Juventus, we also expected him to react in the way he did right after losing 2-0 and getting bombarded with all types of bullying from the fans.
Professional football players are always victims of these types of disrespectful public abuse from the ultras, this is one thing that all players have learned to endure and one of the reasons they get paid so much money to play football.
This happens especially with the very best players in the world like Cristiano Ronaldo, he knows that getting banter from the opposition of one of those occupational hazards that he can later forget with all the millions he makes on a monthly basis (quite literally).
Ronaldo’s reaction from after the game is still unjustified, regardless of how much bullying he received during the match.
La afición lo abuchea y Cristiano Ronaldo le 'pinta' un 5 a la afición en el Wanda 🖐️#ChampionsxESPN
— Fuera de Juego (@ESPN_FDJ) February 20, 2019
The moment came when the fans kept calling Ronaldo names and didn’t let him concentrate on the match, this is a tactic that all the opposition fans have utilized whenever the Portuguese player visits a stadium.
Cristiano himself has repeatedly stated that he loves getting provoked like this, he sees it as something that fuels his motivation to score goals against any rival but something different happened this time.
Near the end of the match, as Ronaldo realized that Juventus wasn’t even going to score a goal at the Wanda Metropolitano, the Portuguese player reacted to all the jeering and insults by showing all the fans his open hand and showing them his five fingers.
It was obvious that Ronaldo was telling everybody that insults him about the 5 Champions League trophies he’s won in his career, yet another blatant proof of how egotistical Cristiano has always been.
But on a positive connotation, we honestly wouldn’t take Ronaldo in any other way because that’s just the type of player he is.
Having this response in a moment of defeat is proof that Ronaldo hates losing any matches, but getting beaten by the Colchoneros this Wednesday was especially painful to him.
— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) February 20, 2019
Doing this right after the match in the heat of the moment is fine, but Ronaldo had to escalate things one step further because why the hell not! Right?
Well, you would think that a professional like Cristiano Ronaldo would let the whole confrontation between him and the Atletico Madrid crowd stay on the pitch but you would be wrong.
The embarrassing moment came when Cristiano Ronaldo walked out of the dressing room inside the Wanda Metropolitano and he passed by the mixed zone where the press was waiting for him, nobody from the media asked him anything hurtful or related to the gesture he made after the match.
However, Ronaldo did take a little time to clarify what he meant by that showing his open hand as if nobody got the message.
Ronaldo barely looked at the cameras and made the same gesture again while saying: “I have five Champions Leagues, Atletico Madrid has zero,” said Cristiano Ronaldo via Diario AS before leaving the room and leaving all the members of the press completely perplexed.
We are sure that the Portuguese player already wants the return leg to come, we’ll see if he has what it takes to respond properly on the pitch.
📽️ La imagen de @Cristiano al abandonar el Metropolitano
🗣️ "Tengo cinco Champions y el @Atleti cero"
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) February 20, 2019
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