'This is so childish' - Cristiano Ronaldo taunted with brutal chant from Al Ittihad fans after Al Nassr defeat
| Last updated
Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo was ruthlessly taunted by Al Ittihad fans after Al Nassr’s 3-1 defeat in the Saudi Super Cup semi-final on Thursday.
Ronaldo left Old Trafford after a bombshell interview with TalkTV host Piers Morgan and signed a lucrative deal with Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr.
The 37-year-old Portuguese forward captained Al Nassr on his debut match against Ettifaq last week, with his side picking up a 1-0 win at Mrsool Park.
Ronaldo, who is under contract with Al Nassr until 2025, made his second start for Al Nassr in their clash with Al Ittihad at the King Fahd International Stadium.
Goals from Romarinho, Abderrazak Hamdallah and Muhannad Al-Shanqeeti sealed a stunning 3-1 win for Al Ittihad in the Saudi Super Cup.
Talisca scored for Al Nassr in the second half, but Ronaldo was forced to watch on as his side were unable to mount a successful comeback against Al Ittihad.
Ronaldo has failed to find the back of the net in both of his appearances for Al Nassr after his stunning free transfer move to Saudi Arabia.
Footage has since emerged on social media of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner being taunted by rival fans after Al Nassr crashed out of the Saudi Super Cup.
Al Ittihad fans could be heard (watch it in the video player above) aiming a chant of Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi’s name towards Ronaldo.
“Even though I’m a Messi fan, this is sooooo [sic] unfair! Not nice at all,” one fan tweeted.
Someone else added: “I’m a Messi fan, but this type of behaviour is not fair on him.”
“I don’t think Messi would approve of this. Stop dragging Messi’s name into some local rivalry he doesn’t belong in or care about,” one fan posted.
While a fourth said: “This is so childish...”
And another fan commented: “People these days don’t know the meaning of respect.”