It’s no secret that Cristiano Ronaldo pays great attention to the way he looks.
The Real Madrid star, however took vanity to a whole new level and got mocked on social media last Sunday after Real Madrid’s 7-1 thrashing of Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish league.
Cristiano Ronaldo had received a defender’s high boot to the head after heading home his second goal.
Ronaldo’s bravery left him lying on the ground with a gash and a bloodied face.
What upset social media was that after the team doctor raced onto the pitch to patch him up, Ronaldo couldn’t resist grabbing the doc’s phone to survey the damage.
The doctor had cleaned up the blood spilling down the Portuguese superstar’s face when Ronaldo asked for the doctor’s phone so he could take a look at the extent of his injuries.
After assessing the damage, Ronaldo left the field, despite his side having already made three substitutions, although the much-needed victory was already secured by then.
This spontaneous show of self-love saw some fans and pundits give the Portuguese poser a hard time. Read reactions below:
Real ended a three- match winless streak at home, easing the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane.
Gareth Bale and Nacho Fernandez also scored twice, and Luka Modric added another goal for Madrid as they regained fourth place in the standings, cutting the deficit to Barcelona to a still massive 16 points.
With a game in hand, Madrid are five points behind third-place Valencia, and one point in front of fifth-places Villarreal.
Meanwhile, there are reports that Real Madrid has told Cristiano Ronaldo they will allow him to negotiate a summer transfer with either Manchester United or PSG his likeliest destination, according to reports.
The Portuguese superstar has grown frustrated with life at the Bernabeu after the club failed to support him over his tax case last summer, while they are also refusing to offer him a new contract.
Ronaldo wants a deal in line with Lionel Messi’s massive new Barcelona contract, but president Florentino Perez believes he should be happy with the five-year deal he signed just 14 months ago.
With the five-time Ballon d’Or winner pushing for an exit, Yahoo Sports now report that Real have finally decided to relent and will permit him to leave in the summer. Perez will not demand a massive fee either; the Real chief had previously insisted any club who wanted Ronaldo would need to pay his €1 billion release clause.
But, with Ronaldo asking for Perez to allow him to leave for a tenth of that fee – around £88m, slightly more than he cost when Real signed him – the Real president has agreed to a compromise.
United are believed to be Ronaldo’s preferred destination and the Red Devils retain a strong interest in bringing him back to Old Trafford despite securing a deal for Alexis Sanchez.