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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Nike glasses could land him in trouble with Real Madrid

Apurva Sinha
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9.85K   //    15 Nov 2016, 18:36 IST
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 07:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid holds a press conference after signing a new five-year contract with the Spanish club at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on November 7, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Ronaldo at his contract presentation

Cristiano Ronaldo wore a pair of Nike glasses to his Real Madrid contract presentation, and that could get him in trouble with the club. The club’s sponsors, Adidas, are not happy with the player wearing their rival’s glasses to the club event.

The Portuguese international, who rarely wears fashion glasses, astonishingly wore a pair to the event. 

But as it turns out, the Nike frames he chose to wear reportedly haven’t gone down well with the club and its sponsors, Adidas. There might be a commercial reason behind wearing those Nike glasses – as a Nike client and as Nike’s premier athlete, he was promoting his brand and doing a favor to his sponsors. 

Real Madrid are sponsored by Adidas, and the Spanish giants staunchly ban players from wearing competitor brands to official club events. It seems that they weren’t too happy to see their rival brand showcased by their most eminent player. The Portuguese could potentially be fined for this commercial offense.

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The 31-year-old signed a contract extension with Real Madrid this past week, which will keep him at the club until 2021. The long-term contract that Ronaldo signed with Madrid has made his fans question his wisdom of taking the offer, but the Portuguese has always been confident enough of answering the critics and skeptics, as he’s done throughout his career.

The Real Madrid star then signed another big contract a few days later with Nike. The deal reportedly got him a massive $1 billion and tied him down with the sportswear manufacturers for life.

Ronaldo is undoubtedly Real Madrid's most important player right now, and he believes he can carry on at the same level for another 3-4 seasons easily. The striker has scored 7 goals and assisted 5 in his 12 appearances for the club this season in all competitions.

Ronaldo is not the first player to be involved in such a controversy. Mario Gotze wore a Nike shirt at his Bayern Munich unveiling and then followed it up with Nike sneakers at another club event while he was at the German champions. The German International did not face much wrath for the same, but Ronaldo's case might be different as the player and the club involved are on a higher level.

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