Cristiano Ronaldo: Banned Al Nassr Superstar Reacts As Fans Shower Him With Love in Stadium, Video

Cristiano Ronaldo: Banned Al Nassr Superstar Reacts As Fans Shower Him With Love in Stadium, Video

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
February 29, 2024 at 6:08 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo was overwhelmed with emotions
  • Fans of Al-Nassr honoured him with a touching gesture
  • He missed his side's SPL clash with Al Hazem on Thursday

Al-Nassr supporters fulfilled their pledge to honour Cristiano Ronaldo during their Saudi Pro League encounter with Al Hazem at the KSU Stadium on Thursday, February 29.

Ronaldo, initially slated to feature in the game, was forced to sit out due to a one-game suspension imposed by the Saudi Football Federation Disciplinary Committee.

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Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to the immense love shown him by supporters of Al-Nassr. Photos by Yasser Bakhsh.
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The 39-year-old was penalised, along with a fine, for his response to opposing fans taunting him with Lionel Messi chants during Al-Nassr's match against Al Shabab last Sunday, as noted by CNN.

While Ronaldo reportedly stated that his gesture had no malicious intent, the Disciplinary Committee deemed it necessary to impose the punishment due to his actions provoking the fans rather than merely insulting them.

Al-Nassr fans honour Ronaldo with touching gesture

Nevertheless, the unwavering fan base of the Knights of Najd chose to mark the suspension with a gesture honouring the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus ace, per SportBIBLE.

During the 7th minute of Al-Nassr's matchday 22 SPL game, supporters chanted 'Siuu' before serenading Ronaldo's name, expressing their admiration for their talisman.

Ronaldo's reaction to Al-Nassr love

In response, the veteran forward acknowledged the heartfelt gesture with a gracious wave, visibly moved by the fans' demonstration of support from the VIP section of the stadium.

5 times Ronaldo reacted angrily to fans

Following his reported suspension and fine for inappropriate behaviour, Sports Brief scrutinised five occasions where Ronaldo responded in an unacceptable manner.

Over time, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has encountered challenges from fans, particularly those seeking to provoke him by mentioning his rival, Messi, often referred to as the GOAT.

Ronaldo breaks silence after ban

In a recent article, Sports Brief covered Ronaldo's response to the controversy surrounding his gesture during a Saudi League match, leading to a one-game suspension.

Following his team's last-minute victory, the Portuguese star celebrated passionately. However, his actions, including a crude gesture seemingly directed at rival fans, have sparked criticism.

Responding to reports of a possible suspension, the 39-year-old released a statement addressing his behaviour.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.