Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been the subject of criticism in Saudi Arabia following his behavior in a match. David Beauguel, an Al Wehda player who scored against Ronaldo’s team in the cup semi-finals, criticized the star’s behavior after the match.
Criticisms from David Beauguel
In an interview with L’Equipe, Beauguel expressed disappointment with Ronaldo’s behavior after the match. He claimed that he approached Ronaldo for his jersey, but the footballer shook his hand without making eye contact, leaving Beauguel with the impression that Ronaldo was dismissive towards him. Beauguel also noted that Ronaldo was shouting at his teammates during the match.
Ronaldo’s Impact on Saudi Arabian Soccer
Beauguel also recognized the positive impact that Ronaldo’s presence could have on the Saudi Arabian soccer league. He suggested that Ronaldo’s arrival might encourage other high-profile players to play in the league, which could lead to the development of soccer academies and training centers in the country.
Calls for Ronaldo’s Deportation
Following a 2-0 loss by Ronaldo’s team, Al-Nassr, to Al-Hilal, there were shouts of “Messi, Messi!” directed at the Portuguese player. Ronaldo’s reaction to this taunt, which involved grabbing his genitals, has led to calls for his deportation from Saudi Arabia. However, the likelihood of such a complaint leading to his deportation is uncertain.