Ronaldo Criticized For Taunting Czech Players

LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo was seen taunting the Czech Republic goalkeeper and midfielder after Portugal rallied to win 2-1 in the first leg of Euro 2024.

The 39-year-old gave a fist gesture to Czech Republic goalkeeper Jindrich Stanek who was just sitting on the pitch and shouted something into midfielder Petr Sevcik’s ear.

Ronaldo’s celebration came after Francisco Conceicao scored the winning goal for Portugal in the 92nd minute.

However, many supporters do not seem to like Ronaldo’s actions.

“No class,” said one supporter on the X platform site.

“There’s no need to do that. It doesn’t even look great,” said another supporter.

Some also left comments such as ‘Messi would not do this to opposing players. That’s why Messi is the best player of all time (GOAT).”

“This video shows why I don’t like Ronaldo. Why is it necessary to celebrate a goal in front of the opponent’s face,” said another supporter.

“Terrible sportsman,” added another netizen.