Ronaldo Shares Warm Hug With Pitch Invader, Touching Video Melts Hearts

Ronaldo Shares Warm Hug With Pitch Invader, Touching Video Melts Hearts

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
June 17, 2023 at 8:47 PM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo shared a touching moment with a pitch invader
  • The Al-Nassr superstar played full throttle as Portugal beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0
  • He was not among the scorers but edged closer to another landmark for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo melted the hearts of football fans with his heartwarming gesture during Portugal's Euro 2024 Qualifiers against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ronaldo, who is on the precipice of international history, was making his 199th cap for Portugal, as Roberto Martinez sought to continue his perfect start to life as Selecao boss.

Cristiano Ronaldo, pitch invader, Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo's shared a heart melting moment with a pitch invader during Portugal's Euro 2024 Qualifiers. Photo credit: @ESPNFC
Source: Twitter

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward's superstardom has not waned despite swapping Europe for the Middle East, signing for Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr in January.

His star factor came to light for the umpteenth time at Benfica's Estadio da Luz when a die-hard fan evaded the stewards and security protocol to share a priceless moment with his idol - Ronaldo.

The pitch invader, who was wielding a Portugal flag, hugged the 38-year-old before bowing on his knees to pay homage, then lifted Ronaldo and performed his trademark 'Siuuu' celebration amid cheers and applause.

Here is the video:

How fans reacted?

@_ultraUtd wrote:

"The love CR 7 has with his fans is incredible."

Another user, @Odogwu_Nomso, tweeted:

"Picking him up, doing the Sui & running off from security is GOAT levels."

@ballonstagger hailed Ronaldo:

"My goat."

@B_Bwaruzira said:

"He’s the Greatest footballing icon ever to exist."

Pitch invader gets harsh punishment

In a related article, Sports Brief reported that Argentina’s international friendly game against Australia experienced an unusual twist after an overly excited fan jumped onto the pitch to hug Lionel Messi.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner was the biggest star on showcase as the reigning World Cup champions took a tour of China for their international friendlies.

The Chaoyang District Public Security Bureau has identified the fan as Di and has placed him in administrative detention according to the law in China. As part of his punishment for invading the pitch, the 18-year-old Chinese national will also not be allowed to enter a stadium for the next 12 months.

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe photo
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Editor- La Liga I Bundesliga I French Ligue
Cristiano RonaldoWorld