As the world mourns Diego Maradona’s passing, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most expected reactions after losing one of his childhood idols.
Cristiano Ronaldo shared a friendly relationship with Diego Maradona, who was there to personally deliver the 2017 FIFA The Best Award. During that season, Cristiano was the undisputed best player in the world as he probably lived his most dominant year.
It was only fitting that both Maradona and Ronaldo Nazario gave him the award after that season. For this and many more moments they shared together, Cristiano felt a close connection with Diego. But more importantly, Maradona had a special type of personality that connected with everybody around the world.
There is no other footballer with his charisma, perhaps only Ronaldo can match him in that aspect. With all this said, the world expected a reaction from Cristiano after Diego Maradona’s tragic passing.
Ronaldo’s social media message to Maradona.
It took him a few minutes due to the shock he must feel as we all do. But Cristiano Ronaldo finally found the words to express his feelings after the death of one of his childhood idols. It was a heartfelt message accompanied by a black and white picture of the two sharing a smile.
This is what Cristiano Ronaldo wrote on Instagram: “Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten.”
After such a massive legend’s passing, it’s Cristiano’s turn to honor Maradona’s life by playing his best football and dedicate a goal after scoring on the pitch.