Ronaldo: England’s Scapegoat…
As you will have noticed everyone hates Ronaldo. The internet have websites hating him, the press are castrating him, and there is a big e-mail campaign to ruin his chances of winning the young player of the tournament by voting the other players over him.
The hate campaign after the England v Portugal match is just ridiculous.
So what has he actually done?
He got Rooney sent off.
Sorry, but the short-tempered scouser did that himself. I don’t think Ronaldo got him to stamp on Carvalho RIGHT in front of the referee.
He ran to the referee.
Well firstly almost EVERY team at the World Cup surrounds the referee when a major incident happens – Manchester United are the masters of it. If Ballack stamped on one of the England players I’d be surprised if they wouldn’t ask the referee to send him off.
He winked to the bench.
Well Ronaldo is an arrogant player. He was probably caught up in the moment – you are playing for your country in front of millions of fans worldwide.
Yes, Ronaldo dives. We all know that. We’ve all known that for a long time. But he isn’t the only one – the Italians dive, most of the Portugese dive, the French aren’t squeaky clean and Michael Owen is one of the worst divers I have ever seen. But if he gets penalties against Argentina then it’s ‘alright’.
He’s a pretty boy.
Well I can’t comment on that one.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like Ronaldo and being an Arsenal fan I have a natural hatred towards him – not as much as Van Nistelrooy but that’s another story.
I find it amazing that somehow people persecute Ronaldo for somehow ruining Englands World Cup Dreams.
I watched the Portugal game with a group of friends and couple of them were United fans. Anyway, every time he got the ball they would, well to say they were slagging him off would be an understatement.
Correct me if I’m wrong but has he even said he wants to move to Madrid?
And last night the constant booing throughout the game was over the top.
In the past Vieira, Henry and Cesc have been linked to Barca and Real but we Arsenal fans haven’t singled them out until we know what’s exactly going on.
Well I know Ronaldo isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but if the England team actually showed half the passion Ronaldo does then England wouldn’t have disappointed AGAIN.
The bottom line is that without Rooney losing his temper yet again Ronaldo isn’t an issue. So instead of painting Wayne Rooney as the golden boy why not realise it’s his fault for getting sent off?
There is no difference between Rooney’s red card and Beckham’s 8 years ago. Both were petty acts of petulance and both ruined England’s chances of progressing but the reaction to both of them is worlds apart.