Fans turn against Cristiano Ronaldo for controversial Facebook post
A day after demolishing Legia Warsaw 5-1 in the Champions League, Real Madrid stars were back home and savouring their win. Ronaldo casually posted a “Good Morning” message on Facebook along with a photo, but little did he know that he would be getting a lot of heat for it!
The photo Cristiano Ronaldo posted was of him with his foot on the outer portion of a statue of Lord Buddha. This touched the religious chords of several of his fans and he got a lot of hate for the act. A lot of his fans are up in arms against him and they are demanding an apology from the Real Madrid star.
Annu Baba Srivastava’s comment might sound a little too harsh but many Buddhists seem to agree with him. Saying Ronaldo has no manners may not be the right way to put it, but the Portuguese should have thought a little more before posting this photo.
The above fan wasn’t the only one to question Cristiano Ronaldo’s manners:
Ronaldo might not be worried about losing a couple of his fans but the respect he had of the people around the world is sure to take a dip after this post. Ronaldo is considered right up there as the world’s best along with Lionel Messi, but what makes some people pick the Argentine over the Portuguese are the simple behaviour and mannerisms of the Barcelona star. AS Sepp Blatter once said, “Messi is a good boy while Ronaldo is a commander.”
Ronaldo does a lot of charity work and promotions for the development of the poor but could have a downfall in the number of his fans after this post. Several of his fans have actually gone on to openly say that they will not be supporting the player anymore.
The fans are absolutely livid with the Real Madrid star and have made it clear via their comments on his post that they are not happy with his post.
Ronaldo is “worshiped” by several football fans around the world – especially the Manchester United and Real Madrid fans – but setting a foot on Lord Buddha’s statue was probably a misguided step.
Buddhism does not believe in Buddha being a God but as a human being who 'woke up' and could see the true ways the world worked. Similarly, fans around the world 'worship' Ronaldo for his hard work and strive towards becoming the world's best despite the drawbacks, hurdles and limitations.
Even the biggest Ronaldo fans and believers in the world aren't happy with this post by the Portuguese International. Here are a couple of comments on the same post:
Ronaldo is yet to remove this post or issue a statement but there are several people demanding an apology from him. Even if he does issue an apology and take down the post, it would take a lot of ‘good deeds’ for people to start respecting him again! Like Benjamin Franklin once said, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”