How much of a Cristiano Ronaldo fan are you?
However much you admire Ronaldo, we’d bet a fair amount that your adoration for the Real Madrid superstar pales in comparison to that of Shanta, erm, Ronaldo.
According to The Sun, Shanta has spent thousands to look like the Portuguese forward and regularly flies to Madrid, all the way from Denmark, in order to try and meet his idol.
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The teenager’s family reportedly call him ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’, he recently returned to a trip from the Bernabeu with his mum, and he even plucks his eyebrows in an effort to look like the three-time Ballon d’Or winner.
In fairness to the lad, he does look like Cristiano Ronaldo. But when you’re pretending that you’re the man himself and referring to Pepe as your “friend” it’s probably time to take a step back.
Shanta Ronaldo: Spitting image of Cristiano?
Shanta on Twitter
Shanta has amassed a pretty decent social media following of his own thanks to his obsession with Ronaldo.
More than 17,000 Twitter users follow him to keep up to date with his latest Ronaldo-related exploits.
And Shanta’s profile picture is a photo of him and Ronaldo at Valdebebas - Real Madrid’s training ground - which was taken last April.
They say never meet your heroes because you’ll only be left disappointed - but this certainly wasn’t the case for Shanta, whose love for his hero seems to have grown even stronger over the past 12 months.
"I try to visit him as soon as possible,” Shanta was quoted as saying. "I'm already planning my next trip which is very soon."
Shanta's birthday tribute to Ronaldo
And on Ronaldo’s 31st birthday, back in February, Shanta posted a warm tribute to the former Manchester United star on Facebook.
“Today is one of the most important persons for me in my life's birthday. It's my idol's birthday. It's Cristiano's birthday. I want to congratulate my idol for turning 31 years old! Sometimes it just takes one beautiful person to brighten your day just as one negative person can spoil your day. Such a fantastic motivation for me.
“It's impossible for me to describe this person. I'm so thankful & proud to have this person in my life. Happy Birthday, idol. I hope you will enjoy your day. See you soon in Madrid! 👍⚽❤🎉🎉🎁🔝”
He seems happy enough
To most people reading this article, Shanta’s obsession with Ronaldo will probably seem a little over the top - but who are we to judge?
He seems happy enough and, ultimately, that’s all that matters.
We just hope, for Shanta’s sake, that Ronaldo performs well in the Clasico after the international break.
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