Since the 120th minute of the UEFA Champions League, many articles and tweets have come out against Cristiano Ronaldo’s “Incredible Hulk” celebration after scoring the fourth goal of the game through a penalty.

– “Ronaldo’s celebration isn’t my thing. Very disrespectful to your teammates, like they did nothing.”
–  “Cristiano Ronaldo flopping and then celebrating a totally meaningless goal while shirtless is the most ‘Ronaldo’ thing that I have ever seen.”
– “Ronaldo sprinted toward the Real Madrid fans, ripped off his shirt, and began to flex. He looked like an idiot.”
– “Ronaldo had just scored a penalty to make it 4-1 in the Champions League final in Lisbon on Saturday. It wasn’t exactly a crucial wonder goal in the dying seconds to win the game. But he stripped and showed off his muscles because he knew it would be the image most widely used online and in the world’s newspapers.”

The quotes above are only a few of the millions of things that people have said against Cristiano Ronaldo after the Champions League final. Personally, I really can’t believe that these people are serious!

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Who Are You To Speak?

There is no denying the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo loves to show-off and, honestly, who can blame him? The best player in the world has not reached this point in his career for nothing and he knows just how good he is. The problem arises when other people who really have no right to speak decide to come out and bring out their ideas on the player.

First of all, each and every single person who has come out really does not know the true feelings going through the players’ head at that particular second. Ronaldo has just scored in the UEFA Champions League Final, he scored his 17th goal which makes him the highest scoring player in a single European Cup season, he scored in his home country, AND he has scored a goal to help the team win the title. Yes, I completely agree that Real Madrid would have won the game whether he scored that goal or not and I also agree that he didn’t play too well during the whole match but he scored and he was happy.

Now, I’m not saying that I know how it feels to score in such a big game but one can only imagine all the emotions that are running through his body at that moment. Cristiano Ronaldo loves the spotlight and that is undeniable but that doesn’t mean one celebration should ruin everything he has done throughout the season, let alone through his incredible career.

Hard Work Pays Off:

The Portuguese is the best player in the world right now and he has reached that point through his hard work. With that said, it is moments such as these that make him reach that point! He lives to break records, yes, and he has broken one on that night in Lisbon. Also, he is a man who loves to score goals and it doesn’t get too much bigger than scoring in the UEFA Champions League Final. Therefore, he has the right to celebrate in whatever way he wants to.

In all honesty, what’s wrong with him taking his shirt off? Marcelo took his shirt off during his celebration but, of course, everyone decides to talk about his happiness and how much he loves Real Madrid. I agree with that completely but are you seriously telling me that Ronaldo doesn’t love the team? Just please watch the games where he was on the bench and see his reactions! He was doing everything he could from the bench to help the team and cheer them on.

“Professional Critics”:

Another problem that arises with all of this is that the “professional critics” decide to take it to another level and say things such as he didn’t celebrate any of the other goals that were scored on the night. I think that is all I’m going to say on that point because no one can possibly say or read that with a serious face…

Injury Comeback & Criticism:

My last argument here is that he has just come back from injury and has worked extremely hard to be available and fit for this game. He played although he was not 100% fit and was able to score and help the team. All the hard work that he went through certainly paid off as he was able to complete 120 minutes and was also able to get his name on the scoresheet.

Cristiano Ronaldo has helped Real Madrid during the past five years in the club and he continues to give his all for the club. He is a wonderful player and no one can deny that so, saying something idiotic such as his celebration ruined his image or any of the BS is exactly what I said it was, BS. You can’t possibly tell me that he had no right to celebrate the way that he did on the night. The criticism will keep on coming whether any of us like it or not simply because we are Real Madrid and the player in question is Cristiano Ronaldo. Also, when the critics have nothing to criticize during the whole game, it kills them and therefore they found their favorite two things to criticize in the dying moments: Real Madrid & Cristiano Ronaldo.

Thank you, Cristiano:

With everything said, I’m just going to sit here patiently and wait for Cristiano Ronaldo to shut each and every one of them up on the pitch like he always does. Thank you Cristiano Ronaldo for helping us dream again and staying true to your promise that you will help us win La Decima. We will never forget this moment and every other time that you have helped us in your career with this club.

UPDATE!

According to various sources, the main reason as to why Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated the way that he did was because there were people filming a movie named “Ronaldo, The Movie”. With that said, I still stick to my arguments because people have been criticizing his celebrations either way. Whether he was doing it for a movie or not doesn’t matter. Cristiano has the right to celebrate in whatever way he wants, and so does every other player.

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