‘Sick’ fans are taking to Twitter to celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo’s Saudi Super Cup loss with Al-Nassr in some of the cruellest ways possible.
Cristiano Ronaldo recently left Manchester United and the EPL, where he can hardly be said to have experienced roaring success (in round two of his time there, anyway), for Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr. The $300 million (AUD) deal looked to be an easy way for Ronaldo to cement his legacy as number one at everything (finance and business as well as banging in goals). But his time at Al Nassr hasn’t been as easy as everyone expected.
Saudi Arabia fans taunting Ronaldo with “Messi Messi ” chants after he lost the Saudi Supercup to Al-Ittihad. pic.twitter.com/p9CdD03ZzM— (@SemperFiMessi) January 26, 2023
Ronaldo what are you doing? pic.twitter.com/T2IpUVMkSj— 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐋𝐄𝐒 (@ChaaliiyKay) January 26, 2023
Bro @Cristiano— Saint Carlos (@EfoDelali) January 26, 2023
Stop trying pic.twitter.com/ychJMc5DcT
Ronaldo recently captained his team to a loss in the Saudi Supercup, and some sadistic fans have celebrated in some rather sick ways. As a result, the phrase, “if you are enjoying Ronaldo’s downfall, you are a truly sick fan” (or some variation thereof) has cropped up multiple times on Twitter this morning. The phrase “Cristiano Ronaldo” itself is trending as well.
Some fans in the stadium allegedly chanted “Messi, Messi” to taunt Ronaldo after the loss, while Troll Football posted : “You’re sick if you enjoy this Ronaldo downfall.” Many commenters chimed in outing themselves as, as one man put it, “the sickest man living.”
You’re sick if you enjoy this Ronaldo downfall.— Troll Football (@Troll_Fotballl) January 26, 2023
You have to be a sick man to enjoy seeing Cristiano Ronaldo fail even in Saudi Arabia. pic.twitter.com/w9Ga08Sija— MC (@CrewsMat10) January 26, 2023
Yo @Cristiano how do you sleep at night knowing very well you have 1 league goal all season and zero goals all year, Huhh??? pic.twitter.com/k2Mt3v2IDZ— Peak (@Futbol_Peak) January 26, 2023
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Some trolls even said they would follow Ronaldo to North Korea if he were to play there. Though Ronaldo hardly endeared himself to some fans with his controversial way of exiting Manchester United (and his interview with Piers Morgan), he is still a legend of the game (and you could argue true winners are never content to go out quietly or without a struggle). Whatever your view on Ronaldo’s legacy, we can all agree some trolls have gone too far.
Man on a mission pic.twitter.com/0hqVXnDOog— Don_Sammer (@Sammer_Rity) January 26, 2023
“You’re sick if you’re enjoying this Ronaldo’s downfall”— 𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐊 (@TheMahleek) January 26, 2023
Nurse, abeg give me injection
You thought we won’t find you— Beno SarkCess (@BenopaOnyx1) January 26, 2023
You can go to North Korea, we still go follow you drag you @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/PLYPIiwRM5
Ronaldo opponent in Saudi league,— FCB_ACE (@AceEdits011) January 26, 2023
Look at his bio pic.twitter.com/drjpXzawXm
Another commenter quipped, if it’s sick to enjoy Ronaldo’s downfall, then I must be very sick indeed (with plenty of laughing emojis). Harsh. Others even mocked his skills during the game.
Ronaldo what’s this bro pic.twitter.com/Stib2WT4X6— JEY (@MmoaNkoaaa) January 26, 2023
Fortunately, some true fans came in to fight back against the pile on, calling for some respect for the legend of the game and – in their view – the one and only true GOAT.
A Twitter user called Trey said: “People still try to slander Ronaldo at Al-Nassr, he’s literally on vacation there making his bread lol. He’s achieved everything in his career already, anything from here is just vibes. Respect the GOAT.”
Al Nassr vs Al Ittihad head to head. But it’s Ronaldo that they’re blaming.— Kumasi Mayor🍥 (@HenryKnight_) January 26, 2023
Another claimed Al Nassr didn’t have the greatest track record against their opponents Al Ittihad anyway. ESPN wrote: “The Cristiano effect is real,’ claiming his signing had increased Al Nassr’s Instagram following from 860k to 12.5 million.
Ronaldo when Al-Nassr got knocked out of Saudi Super Cup pic.twitter.com/y0xuLJPopV— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) January 26, 2023
Another posted a Jose Mourinio quote talking about how good Ronaldo is, and yet another posted a meme of Cristiano Ronaldo drying his tears with wads of cash.
Jose Mourinho talking about Cristiano Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/9m3XNodVyB— Frank Khalid OBE (@FrankKhalidUK) January 26, 2023
Just another day in the whirlpool of Twitter.