Cristiano Ronaldo and the Long Walk to the Top
It’s been one year since he and his teammates arrived at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, and many of them are still finding their feet. (AP Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the history of the game, certainly the best man-at-ball that anyone has ever scored on. With that, he has had an easy time of it, being one of the greatest players in the history of football. But this past year he has had a much harder time. He has been in the public eye, being the highest paid player in the world and one of the most sought-after stars in the game. But he also has been the target of online trolls that are making him out to be a little bit of a joke.
All of this media attention has led to some strange reactions by the Portuguese star. From the initial, innocent comments that make him seem the most pleasant person on the planet — the fact that he loves to eat, but is also very much into football — through to the ones that are downright bizarre. Here are four of the most outrageous cases to date:
A case where Cristiano Ronaldo seems like he’s just a good guy, but is in fact a terrible liar
A couple of weeks back, in an interview with a magazine, Ronaldo said he was thinking of becoming the next president of the United States, but he didn’t really mean it.
“I was thinking about that many times and if I do it it will be a big dream. But I never really want to become president. I always want to be a Ronaldo,” he said.
In reality, Ronaldo was lying to the magazine. It had originally asked him his response to a question about whether the United States was a country with a good reputation or a horrible one. When the interviewer asked him if he