Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr), the world’s highest-paid sports player, almost got injured by intruding into the crowd.
On the 18th (hereafter Korean time), 스포츠토토 a video was posted on social media in which Ronaldo narrowly avoided injury by invading the crowd before the game.
The story was like this. On this day, while the players were warming up before the 17th round of the Saudi League home game between Al Nasr and Al Tawon, a spectator broke into the ground and rushed at Ronaldo. The fan skidded in front of Ronaldo as if he was tackling him and was stopped by a safety officer who immediately followed. In this situation, Ronaldo avoided injury by predicting the direction in which the fan would slip and stepping aside with a slight jump. While being restrained, the fan continued to reach out his arm as if to say something to Ronaldo, but was pulled away by security personnel.
Ronaldo has recently regained the trust of his home fans in good form. Ronaldo, who moved his activities to Saudi Arabia in January with an annual salary of 200 million euros (approximately 270 billion won) and a contract for 2 years and 6 months, scored two goals in the Saudi all-star game against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after Al Nasr joined, and a splendid opening ceremony had However, when he failed to score in two consecutive league matches and Super Cup matches, Saudi fans immediately criticized him. Even after losing 1-3 to Al Ittihad in the Super Cup semi-final on the 27th of last month, the crowd chanted rival Lionel Messi (36, PSG).
On the 4th, Ronaldo, who reported his first goal in the Saudi league with a penalty kick that prevented the team from losing, but couldn’t escape the fans’ criticism, smiled broadly on the 10th. He exploded his four goals in a league match against Al Al Wehda. Then, on the 18th, in the match against Altawon, he led the team to a 2-1 victory with multi-help.