Spanish paper destroy Cristiano Ronaldo after Portugal's Mannequin Challenge

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Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portugal national team took the Mannequin Challenge to a whole new level on Saturday afternoon.

Videos of professional sports clubs performing the stunt have gone viral on social media recently, with Borussia Dortmund and the NFL's New York Giants among many to have filmed themselves motionless.

It's incredible to think that the phenomenon was started by a group of students from Edward H White High School in Jacksonville, Florida.


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Ronaldo was predictably the centre of attention in Portugal's attempt, the Real Madrid forward stood in the middle of the changing room in his trademark 'Siii!' pose.

Oh, and he was wearing nothing but his underwear... See below for a video of Ronaldo and co. performing the Mannequin Challenge.


Portugal's attempt is arguably the best yet, but that didn't stop Barcelona-based newspaper Sport from slamming Ronaldo for his role in the stunt.

Of course, there was no reason for the 31-year-old to be half naked, but what do you expect?

Sport certainly didn't see the funny side of Ronaldo's actions, labelling him an "exhibitionist and narcissist" in a hate-filled article.

They added: "Ronaldo was again determined to be almost naked, wearing only his underpants. The image can only be of interest to people with poor judgment."

First they blast the Portugal captain, then they criticse anyone who watched the video and found it even remotely funny. Wow.

Ronaldo has and always will be egotistical, but it's such confidence - and his incredible ability - that has endeared him to his millions of fans over the years.

The winger was at it once again in a recent interview with Marca, where he claimed there will never be another player like him.

"No one can be the next Cristiano Ronaldo, there are no doubles," he said. "The next will be what he has to be, but never the same. That doesn't happen.

"I see in Europe many young talents. I can mention several: Renato Sanches, Andres Gomes, or Joao Mario. There are many to choose from.

"I am very happy because these great talents assure that football will always be strong."

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