Footage has emerged shows Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed crotch in response to fans who taunt him with Messi chants
Cristiano Ronaldo reacted with an obscene gesture after “Messi” taunts from fans following Juve’s Italian Super Cup loss to Lazio on Sunday.
Footage has emerged of the 34-year-old superstar grabbing his crotch in the direction of supporters that had been chanting the name of his great rival at him.
Ronaldo is not used to losing finals, and his side’s disappointing 3-1 loss was clearly a factor in him losing his head.
In fact, the Super Cup defeat ended a remarkable run of 14 consecutive victories in finals across his spells with Real Madrid, Portugal and Juventus.
Initially it appeared that the Portuguese icon would keep his cool.
His first response to the taunts, to which he normally doesn’t react, was to smile and nod, with his thumb up, as if to mock the chanting fans.
But Ronaldo struggled to keep his cool, moments later offering up the obscene gesture.
He had already illustrated what a huff he was in, when he instantly ripped off his runner-up medal during the trophy ceremony on the pitch.