Cristiano Ronaldo was unhappy with Al Nassr’s defeat in a Saudi Pro League match against rivals Al Ittihad, where they lost their top spot in the league.
Ronaldo expressed his frustration by ripping off his captain’s armband and kicking water bottles before sulking his way to the tunnel.
Al Ittihad rubbed salt in the wounds by tweeting a video clip of Ronaldo being tackled during the match, captioned “Where is Ronaldo?”
Al Nassr’s defeat has left questions over their title challenge, as they hunt down their first Saudi Pro League title in four years.
Ronaldo failed to score in the match and has now gone two games without scoring, despite scoring eight goals in five previous matches.
Al Nassr can make amends in the King Cup of Champions when they face Abha on Tuesday and then again in the league five days later.
Ronaldo thanked Al Nassr fans for their support and vowed to stay focused on the season ahead.
Summary: Cristiano Ronaldo’s frustration boiled over during a pivotal Saudi Pro League match against Al Ittihad, which Al Nassr lost, and he expressed it by ripping off his captain’s armband, kicking water bottles, and sulking off the pitch. The defeat has left questions over Al Nassr’s title challenge, but they can make amends in the King Cup of Champions. Ronaldo failed to score in the match, but he remains focused on the season ahead and thanked Al Nassr fans for their support.