'Hair of God' starts trending on Twitter after Cristiano Ronaldo's 'desperate' goal claim
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The term 'Hair of God' has started trending on Twitter after Cristiano Ronaldo tried to claim Bruno Fernandes' goal as his own.
In typical Ronaldo super-fan fashion, his supporters have wasted no time in throwing their support behind him by comparing his act to the infamous 'Hand of God' founded by the legendary Diego Maradona.
From extreme close-ups showing fibres of his hair nicking the ball to some hilarious memes, some of Ronaldo's cult followers have gone above and beyond to prove their man did actually score.
Hand of God. Hair of GOAT pic.twitter.com/fNNnP1cx9o— Sergio ⭐ (@sergio_de_ennin) November 28, 2022
Social media has gone into meltdown with Ronaldo dividing opinion once again.
Football fans around the globe can't decide whether or not the forward should have been awarded the opening goal of Portugal's clash against Uruguay at the World Cup.
When Portugal teammate Fernandes whipped in a cross, Ronaldo rose like a salmon and appeared to flick a glancing header past the Uruguay keeper.
Ronaldo touched that ball. He should be awarded the goal. pic.twitter.com/7yRJyUkRiz— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 28, 2022
In the end, upon closer inspection, officials deemed that he didn't get a touch at all so Fernandes' name ultimately went down on the scoresheet.
Now Ronaldo's loyal fans have flocked to social media in a bid to prove that he did, in fact, get a tiny touch.
Incredibly, even the term 'Hair of God' has started doing the rounds.
Some of these memes are belters.
Hair of God— Jakub Bódiš (@JakubBodis) November 28, 2022
Pls not "Hair of God" trending 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/MWC2AXlgkO— You're On Your Own, Kid (@CultLH) November 28, 2022
Ronaldo trying to claim the goal with the hair of god— Paul K (@81_kez) November 28, 2022
Ronaldo's hair of god goal pic.twitter.com/ZHsTkEpLV4— 7th rejection d’or (@rejectedpenaldo) November 28, 2022
No way is hair of god trending 💀 ronaldo fans are so braindead— aidan (@jotaonthewings) November 28, 2022
Ronaldo in Portugal next match with his Hair of God— KrystalFCB🕊 (@IamQrixtal) November 28, 2022
Hair of God pic.twitter.com/4rkruup9DG— Dr Ayigbe Borla Bird𓁢𓂀𓁞 (@Mr_Ceyram) November 28, 2022
The Hair Of God pic.twitter.com/KSfcotpTAZ— Sean 🇵🇹 (🏴) (@Sean_LUHG) November 28, 2022
No true Ronaldo fan will scroll without liking this Hair of God pic.twitter.com/juXB1D99RT— SPORTQURAN (@CFC_BOLU) November 28, 2022
Hair of God Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/NfEbkUhkk1— Busani Mtalana (@busani_mtalana) November 28, 2022
Hair of God is trending? I swear Ronaldo's fans are all braindead. pic.twitter.com/DhnppLozaN— Ivan Wanjiku (@IvanWanjiku___) November 28, 2022
Thank you Moses parted the Hair of God like he parted the red sea. Fair play to Bruno pic.twitter.com/69KUoRAyaS— Baba Klassy (@___klassy) November 28, 2022
'Hair of God' Vs 'Hand of God' 😂 #PORURU #ronaldo pic.twitter.com/36h5BLxTK7— Matt Peskett 🌱🌻 (GrowLikeGrandad) (@GrowLikeGrandad) November 28, 2022
Ronaldo’s next hair cut # Hair Of God #hairofgod pic.twitter.com/36NZvflRzK— god (@LORDWEALTH_) November 28, 2022
On the other hand, some have slated Ronaldo for wheeling away in celebration and claiming the goal as his own.
It was The Mail's chief sports writer Oliver Hot who had perhaps the most damning assessment.
"Ronaldo so desperate to claim a goal that isn’t his that it’s quite funny," Holt tweeted.
"You could fit a double decker bus through the gap between his head and the ball there."
As for Portugal, their 2-0 win over Uruguay now means they're top of Group H with six points.
Currently in second spot, Ghana look most likely to advance, although it's still all to play for heading into the final game of the group stages.
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Topics: Football, Football World Cup, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes