Viral video of Cristiano Ronaldo, which claims that the Portuguese footballer refused to shake hands with an Israeli man in solidarity with Palestinians, is doing rounds on the internet. However, the video is misleading and is from 2019. It was being shared widely following the recent tensions between Israel and Palestine. In the video, Ronaldo can been seen removing his silver medal after Juventus lost Italian Super Cup final to Lazio in December 2019. Cristiano Ronaldo Shares Picture of Holiday With Family, Check Post.
While removing the sliver medal, Ronaldo misses a handshake with Italian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, in the viral video it is claimed that the man is from Israel. As per AFP, the man in the video was Luca Ferrari, who served as Italian ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2016 to 2019.
Here’s the Misleading Video
This is why we love ♥️ Cristiano Ronaldo ♥️
I hate Israel
— Shah Khalid (@wazir__786) June 16, 2021
Here’s the Original Video
"Ronaldo's not one for silver medals, is he?" 👀
CR7 was not having it. Straight off. pic.twitter.com/oy81C82xQO
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 22, 2019
The misleading video is being shared widely across social media with users believing Ronaldo indeed refused to share hands with an Israeli. The video in fact is misleading and it has nothing to do with Ronaldo’s stance on Israel-Palestine conflict.
Cristiano Ronaldo refused to shake hands with an Israeli
The video is misleading and the man in the video is from Italy.
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