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Cristiano Ronaldo Warned He Is Doing His 'Siu' Celebration Far Too Often

Rory O'Callaghan

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Cristiano Ronaldo Warned He Is Doing His 'Siu' Celebration Far Too Often

Cristiano Ronaldo has been told he is doing his 'Siu' celebration too often by former England international Peter Crouch.

Ronaldo's trademark celebration sees him jump in the air, before spinning around and landing with his hands thrust backwards – shouting 'Siu' as he hits the ground.

The Portugal international first used the celebration in its current form at Real Madrid in 2013 and has celebrated the majority of goals since then in the same way.

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Crouch was also known for having a trademark celebration in his playing days, 'The Robot', which he first used after scoring for England against Jamaica in a World Cup warm-up match in 2006.

He would only repeat the act a few times in his career and the former Liverpool, Tottenham and Stoke striker has joked that Ronaldo’s celebration is now at risk of becoming stale.

"I think this needs saying as a public service announcement: the key to a good celebration is not doing it too often," Crouch wrote in his Daily Mail column.

"You don’t want anybody turning round saying: 'Oh, here he goes again.'

"I only did the robot three times on a pitch (more at weddings, obviously!) — in England friendlies against Hungary and Jamaica and, with Stoke, when I scored my 100th Premier League goal.

"You have to save them. Leave the punters wanting more. Think on, Cristiano."

Crouch’s comments just days after Ronaldo opted not to use his 'Siu' celebration after scoring in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Brighton.

United followed that up with a 4-2 win over Leeds at Elland Road on Sunday.

Speaking to United’s website back in 2019, Ronaldo revealed the origins of his famous celebration.

“I was in the USA and we played against Chelsea and I don’t know where this is coming from, the celebration," he added.

“I just scored the goal and it just came out. It was just natural, to be honest.

“Since that, I started to do it more often and I feel like the supporters and the fans see it and they’re like 'Cristiano, siiiiiiuuuu'."

Ronaldo has had plenty of opportunity to use the celebration this season after scoring 15 goals in 29 games in all competitions.

He will be hoping to add to that tally when United face Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

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Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Peter Crouch, Manchester United, Football, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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