Cristiano Ronaldo has hit the headlines for his unsporting comments in recent days.
The Real Madrid blasted Iceland for their “small mentality” and claimed “they celebrated like they had won the European Championship” following Portugal’s 1-1 draw with the minnows earlier this week.
But it seems that Ronaldo’s unsporting behaviour has caught on to those that see him as their role model.
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That’s because, whilst standing in the tunnel ahead of Portugal’s Euro 2016 clash with Austria, the young mascot standing with Ronaldo decided he would swear at the Austrian players.
The youngster pointed to the opposition and gave them the V-sign. Ronaldo seemed to see the funny side of the gesture and smile before patting the boy on the head. That’s my boy.
Ronaldo may have been smiling in the tunnel before the match with Austria, but during the first-half he, once again, cut a very frustrated figure.
The 31-year-old missed a host of great chances to put his side ahead while the Austria fans goaded him with chants of ‘Messi.’
At the time of writing, Ronaldo’s Portugal are still being held by Austria meaning their Euro 2016 campaign hangs in the balance.
If Portugal are held by Austria, they would need a win in their final group match against Hungary to guarantee progress into the last-16.