I’m Cristiano, Not Messi” – Cristiano Ronaldo Reacts Furiously At Al-hilal Fans
“I’m Cristiano, not Messi” – Cristiano Ronaldo reacts furiously as Al-Hilal fans aim Lionel Messi chant at him during Al-Nassr loss
Cristiano Ronaldo was seen reacting furiously during Al Nassr’s clash against Al Hilal, whose fans chanted Lionel Messi’s name on Thursday, February 8.
Ronaldo returned to action after recovering from a calf injury in the Riyadh Season Cup clash against Al Hilal at the Kingdom Arena on Thursday. However, it was far from an ideal night for Al Nassr as they lost 2-0. Sergej Milinkovi-Savic (17′) and Salem Aldawsari (30′) scored for Al Hilal as they lifted the Riyadh Season Cup trophy.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s frustrations were on full display in the game, especially when Al Hilal fans chanted his rival Lionel Messi’s name at him. The Portuguese legend was seen responding to the fans, saying (via Marca):
“I’m Cristiano, not Messi.”
The 39-year-old forward also had an angry reaction when a worker got in the way as Al Nassr passed through Al Hilal’s guard of honor after the game. Moreover, he was seen rubbing Al Hilal’s jersey, which a fan threw at him in the tunnel, on his private parts before throwing it back.It was certainly a frustrating game for Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed two big chances as Al Nassr fell to a defeat. They came into the game on the back of a 6-0 hammering of Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami but failed to replicate their form against Al Hilal. Ronaldo hadn’t featured against the Herons due to an injury while Messi also came on for the last few minutes against Al Nassr.