Even though Cristiano Ronaldo “moved away” to Saudi Arabia in the winter, he keeps filling the European media. This time he is again the number one topic as fans in Arabia are calling for his deportation from the country.
In terms of individual achievements, Ronaldo is fulfilling what was expected of him. In 11 games he has scored 11 goals and added 2 assists.
But the team is not doing well, with Al-Nassr second behind Al-Ittihad by three points and the former having a game to play. Riyadh’s team complicated the situation with Wednesday’s loss to Al-Hilal, which was not well carried by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Indeed, it is to Al-Hilal that Ronaldo’s eternal rival, Lionel Messi, could transfer. So after the match, as the Portuguese went to the booth, the home fans started chanting the Argentine’s name. Ronaldo responded by lightly grabbing his genitals.
Many Saudis immediately started calling for his deportation on social media. Such a gesture is very rude and considered very offensive in Saudi Arabia.
Nouf bin Ahmed, a lawyer, said on Twitter that she would file a complaint with the Saudi prosecutor’s office against the Portuguese, whom she accused of committing a “crime of public indecency”.
“It is considered a crime of public indecency and is one of the crimes that involve arrest and deportation when committed by a foreigner,” said the lawyer, who specialises in international law, referring to the video of the Portuguese man.
Sports journalist Ozman Abu Bakr called the gesture “immoral and rude to the spectators.”” He said the Saudi Football Federation should terminate Ronaldo’s contract.
The situation was also covered for hours by the most popular sports programme in Arabia, “Action ya Dawri”. The programme’s presenter Mohamed al Anzi, citing sources from Al Nassr, said Ronaldo made the gesture because he was punched in the genitals during the match.
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