Cristiano Ronaldo may have left Manchester United seven years ago, but the Portuguese superstar hasn’t forgotten how to speak English.
This was evident during Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Leganes on Sunday, when he told referee Mateu Lahoz to “F*** off” - per Catalan newspaper Sport - after the Spanish match official refused to award a free-kick following a challenge by Unai Bustinza in the first half.
Ronaldo was seriously unhappy with the call and ended up talking his complaints too far. Lahoz was left with little choice but to show the 31-year-old a yellow card.
Article continues below
Needless to say, this only increased Ronaldo’s frustration, although he’d calmed himself down by the start of the second half.
Madrid were 2-0 up thanks to Gareth Bale’s brace and Ronaldo, who has registered five goals in eight La Liga matches, must have fancied his chances of getting on the scoresheet - albeit aware it was imperative he focused on the match rather than the referee.
Article continues below
Ronaldo asked by referee: "Are you angry or what?"
New footage has been released - by Direct Gol and brought to our attention by Marca - of the moments before Madrid walked back out onto the pitch for the start of the second half.
Ronaldo allowed all his teammates to head up the stairs first - in order to be the last one - but was caught up by Lahoz.
Sensing that Cristiano was still perturbed, he asked the superstar: “Are you angry or what?”
Ronaldo replied “No!” and then walked back out, without even looking at the ref.
Video of the incident
He wasn’t involved in any further controversy during the second half, though, and completed the full 90 minutes.
But he didn’t manage to score. Alvaro Morata netted Madrid’s third goal with 15 minutes of the match remaining to ensure Los Blancos head into the international break top of La Liga.
Ronaldo signed new contract today
Ronaldo, meanwhile, put pen-to-paper on a new five-year contract with Madrid today.
"I would like to thank the Real Madrid president, the club, my team-mates, those who have helped me reach this stage," he said at a club ceremony marking his renewal, per Goal.
"It's a very important day. I have said many times that I carry this club in my heart, it's part of me.
"In a very special moment of time in my life, I'm going to be here for another five years. It's not going to be my last contract, let it be known, but it's very special.
"My thoughts are I want to continue being the best. I want to wear this shirt with pride and I'm sure I'm going to continue contributing the same over the next five years as I have been, scoring goals and winning titles.
"I have to wait and see [about the date of my retirement]. Who knows what the future holds. Of course, I would like to end my career at this club. This is my penultimate contract. I want to be here for many years to come. I'm overjoyed."
Will Cristiano Ronaldo still be a Real Madrid player in 2021? Have your say by leaving a comment below.