The Iranian fans last night had disturbed the sleep of Portuguese captain and the 5 time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo but now their latest gesture is heartwarming.
Published By: Dalipinder Singh Sandhu (Bliss)
As Portugal play Iran in the crucial fixture of FIFA World Cup 2018 tonight with qualification to round of 16 at stake, a few of Iranians yesterday were too enthusiastic about the game that the sacrificed their own sleep. In the late night hours, Iranians were seen outside the hotel where the Portuguese national team was staying and their loud-noise gathering had disturbed the sleep of the athletes.
Iranian fans were too loud and such an atmosphere may not be healthy for the players before a crucial World Cup game. The intimidating act by the Iranians can be seen in the video:
The captain of Portugal NT, Cristiano Ronaldo was the one who woke up and requested the fans to reduce the levels of noise and let the athletes get some rest before they started preparations for the big game.
This is not the first time that Cristiano Ronaldo has faced such an issue. Recently in February when Real Madrid visited Paris for the second leg of UEFA Champions League clash against PSG, the Real Madrid squad experienced a similar situation. The ultra sur (a sect of die-hard fans) of PSG brought in crackers, flames and abusive banners in order to disrupt the mental peace of the player as their side hoped to come back from a 3-1 deficit from the first leg.
Thought the police came and asked them to leave the player alone but the fans had disrupted the sleep of Real Madrid players in order to instigate them.
The antics of PSG fans, however, did not work and Real Madrid defeated them in the second leg too by the score of 2-1 and Cristiano Ronaldo as usual marked a goal in his name.
The other countrymen of Iran were quick to realize the unsportsmanlike behavior and may also be aware that such antics do not work for pressurizing Cristiano Ronaldo; a player who is no stranger to booing as almost in every game he plays, he is jeered by the audience, sometimes even in his Real Madrid home stadium i.e. Santiago Bernabeu. In fact, the Portuguese footballer is notoriously renowned for scoring when under pressure or when jeered the most, it is described as a driving force of his.
The other Iranians apart from the sect which visited the hotel were quick to accept their wrongdoing and apologized on behalf of the whole nation.
They took on the Instagram profile of the showbiz footballer to express their feelings.
The latest post of Cristiano Ronaldo on Instagram now is filled with heartwarming comments of the Iranians who apologized on behalf of the whole nation.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be facing a tough opponent tonight. The player who has scored in every game of the tournament so far will be facing a side which has only conceded 1 goal so far.
Portugal will qualify if they draw/win the game against Iran. They can even be the group leaders if they manage to get an advantage over Spain in Goal Difference who play against Morocco tonight.
Both the matches will be played tonight at 19:00 CET and will be telecasted live all around the world via the official broadcasting partners of FIFA.