Christiano Ronaldo is not a very beloved player, especially after the misunderstanding that happened on the match between Portugal and Island on the EURO 2016 in France. His actions were under scrutiny while the whole world was watching. However, there is something about this player you don’t know which may make you change your mind about him.
Portugal didn’t manage to defeat the outsider Island and played a draw, leaving Ronaldo unable to prove he’s the best player in the world, just a few days after he said that he’s the best football player the world has seen in the last 20 years.
He paid for the treatment of an ill boy
Ronaldo was criticized for acting too much during the game and that he’s a sore loser. Statistics wasn’t in his favor either and it’s no surprise he was upset by these accusations. Many would agree that the Real Madrid player isn’t a crowd pleaser and that quite the opposite; he’s not well liked even by fans of the club. It’s just that he has an annoying behavior both on the pitch and outside, often being arrogant and self-centered.
However, Ronaldo also has a gentler side, it seems. When it comes to people in need or situations where he needs to step up and show his solidarity, Ronaldo always comes through. This three times Ballon D’Or winner appeared with an unusual haircut on Tuesday at Saint-Etienne stadium – with 2 lines shaved on the side of his head.
When he appeared on the pitch the media started buzzing about what inspired this haircut, what do those lines mean and is there some symbolic behind them. Speculations aside, it seems that Ronaldo shaved those two lines as a sign of solidarity for an ill boy. The boy was suffering from cancer and Ronaldo was the one who paid for his treatment and surgery. The boy in question underwent surgery which left him with two scars on the side of his head. As a sign of support Ronaldo shaved two lines in the exact same place. He may be arrogant and you may not like him as a player but you surely must admit there’s more to him that meets the eye. Bravo Ronaldo!