Cristiano Ronaldo has finally revealed why he did not celebrate after scoring in El Clasico on Sunday.
The Portuguese netted a 14th-minute equalizer to level the score back to 1-1, in a game which eventually ended with both sides sharing the spoils, and the final score reading 2-2.
While the result failed to make any major changes to the respective positions of the two teams in the league table, social media was rife with discussions about Ronaldo’s non-celebration following his goal early in the game.
While some assumed the Portuguese failed to celebrate because he picked up an injury from a Gerard Pique challenge, others claimed it was simply because the La Liga title was already destined to go to the Catalan giants.
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However, Ronaldo has finally put an end to the mystery, and revealed the actual reason behind his sober mood throughout the game.
The Real Madrid talisman, when asked why he did not celebrate his goal as usual, replied (via Daily Star): “How could I cheer if the man who taught me how to play football is fighting for his life in the hospital?”
The man Ronaldo refers to is none other than his former Man Utd boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, who recently underwent an emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.
The whole footballing world was left shocked by this saddening news, and it is only natural that Ronaldo, who shares a deep father-son-esque relationship with the legendary Scotsman, was affected so deeply by it.
The 33-year-old also uploaded a heart-warming post on social media, with the caption: ‘My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend. Be strong, Boss!’
My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend. Be strong, Boss! pic.twitter.com/kmih28Xpsq
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) May 5, 2018
All these prayers seem to have worked, as Sir Alex is now believed to be conscious and well. In fact, an inside source has revealed: “The prognosis is good and his closest friends in football are being kept abreast of any developments.”