Portugal crashed out of the pre-quarters of the 2018 FIFA World Cup last night after losing against Uruguay by 2-1. But Portugal’s star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo managed to remain in the limelight. While a few praised the star for walking off Edinson Cavani after the Uruguayan got injured. The video of the gesture went viral. Whereas a few netizens poked fun at the star for rolling his pants before the free kick.
In the 31st minute, Guedes was fouled by Bentancur near the Uruguayan box. The referee then gave a free kick to Ronaldo. The football star in his own style rolled his pants to expose his thigh muscles and attempted a free kick. Netizens found Ronaldo’s regular gesture funny and they posted tweets poking fun at the football star. Check out a few tweets below.
“Couple of angles on that Ronaldo free kick,” read a tweet.
Couple of angles on that Ronaldo free kick pic.twitter.com/adkR8VHaAa
— Oliver Butler (@notoliverbutler) June 30, 2018
Another tweet read, “Ronaldo on that free kick like #URUPOR.”
— Nader (@BonsaiSky) June 30, 2018
“Got @Cristiano Ronaldo over here making sure everyone knows he doesn’t skip leg day. #WorldCup #URUPOR,” read a post.
— Nick Vacation (@NickVacation) June 30, 2018
Another netizen wrote, “Ronaldo rolled up his shorts just to hit the free kick at the wall?”
Ronaldo rolled up his shorts just to hit the free kick at the wall? pic.twitter.com/2rZ2UVZMGO
— Presh Frince (@ApDeMak) June 30, 2018
“At this rate Ronaldo might just take the shorts off completely for his next free kick,” read a tweet.
At this rate Ronaldo might just take the shorts off completely for his next free kick pic.twitter.com/ZAGVgWLUim
— Jay Rigdon (@jayrigdon5) June 30, 2018
“Cristiano Ronaldo getting ready for a free kick 😂😂 #cr7 #ronaldo #cristiano #football #fifaworldcup #soccer #goal #URUPOR #messi #ronaldo,” read a tweet.
Cristiano Ronaldo getting ready for a free kick 😂😂
— Bramwel Karamoja (@bramwelkaramoja) June 30, 2018
“Latest photo of #Ronaldo preparing for a free kick #sochi #WorldCupRussia2018 #worldcup,” read a post.
— Beverley (@Essex__Princess) June 30, 2018
Former Manchester United assistant Mike Phelan the reason for the football star rolling up his pants. "He is the ultimate showman. He has that slight arrogance. When he pulls those shorts up and shows his thighs, he is saying 'All eyes on me' and this is going in. He understands the marketing side of it. The way he struts up and places it; the world is watching him," Phelan was quoted by Daily Mail.