- The great Cristiano Ronald has 'stans' both world-famous and the normal person on the street
- Legendary South African hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest is one of his most famous fans in South Africa
- He went onto celebrate the goal Ronaldo 'scored', which has become controversial since it was awarded to Bruno Fernandes
Legendary South African rapper Cassper Nyovest is an unrepentant Cristiano Ronaldo fan.
The hip-hop man celebrated the Portuguese great's goal against Uruguay enthusiastically before it was controversially awarded to Bruno Fernandes by FIFA. At that point, Nyovest - real name Refiloe Phoolo - was not aware of this.
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"CR7!!!! When you need a hero!!! He always show up!!! Cristiano Ronaldo!!!! Dankie Cristy!!! What a goal!!"
The original tweet and the subsequent response as the discussion of the goalscorer's identity raged on made for interesting reading.
"I can't believe you said "what a goal"
"Haiyboooo he must stick to twerking and vosho and leave football to us"
"Although Ronaldo may not have touched the ball, the goalkeeper was slightly sidetracked, which caused him to initially move in the opposite direction before he had time to respond."
"I know for sure,Ronaldo did know that ,that's not his Goal ,cz He went Straight to Bruno when the ball scored , bt only de haters of Ronaldo won't even look at the bright side , yes many thought it ws Ronaldos goal But Truly if Ronaldo wasn't there the ball wouldn't hv scored"
Manchester United supports Bruno Fernandes over Cristiano Ronaldo in World Cup goal debate
Manchester United have waded into the ongoing debate as to who scored Portugal's first goal, in the 2-0 win over Uruguay in their second group game.
Bruno Fernandes' cross appeared to have taken a touch off Cristiano Ronaldo's head on its way into the Uruguayan net, as reported by Sports Brief.
However, the goal was awarded to Fernandes, who later scored from the penalty spot to seal the win.
World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo texted Piers Morgan about controversial Portugal goal
Portugal's opening goal generated much controversy about who should be awarded the goal between Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes.
As reported by Sports Brief, Ronaldo appeared to have gotten a touch from Fernandes' cross, but it was later awarded to the Manchester United midfielder.
Media personality and a friend of Ronaldo revealed he texted him claiming he believes he got a touch of the ball.