One Portugal fan has taken his love for Cristiano Ronaldo to the next level, holding a sign saying he’s quit his job to watch his hero in Qatar.
The 2022 World Cup is set to be CR7’s last go at the World Cup, with him and his country looking to lift the trophy for the first time in their history.
Portugal started their World Cup campaign against Ghana in their opening game in Group H – live on talkSPORT – and they’ll be hoping their captain can be on top form for the competition.
As the country’s fans started to take their place at Stadium 974 on Thursday afternoon to support their country, one fan’s sign caught the TV camera’s eye.
After panning to a supporter with a giant Ronaldo face mask on, the shot focused on a fan holding a big red sign with an image of the country’s icon on it, staring at the World Cup trophy.
But it was what was written on it that fans online are absolutely loving.
In big white writing, the poster, held up by a fan in a Portugal shirt read: “Resigned my job!! To witness the G.O.A.T’s last dance.”
He wasn’t the only one obviously desperate to see Portugal’s superstar, either.
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As soon as Ronaldo emerged from the tunnel, a huge roar came from the Portugal fans as they cheered on their star who has spend the last few weeks at the front and centre of all the headlines.
There’s no doubt most football fans will be keen to see how he gets on at the World Cup, given he’s now without a club following the mutually agreed termination of his Manchester United contract.
Speaking ahead of the game, commentator for the game and Man United fan Lianne Sanderson said she thought Ronaldo would block out the off the field noise and be on top form for the Ghana clash.
“He is the main man for Portugal. It wouldn’t surprise me if he scores two or three goals tonight,” the ex-Lionesses star said.
This will be Cristiano Ronaldo’s fifth World Cup, and should he score, he’ll become the first ever player to score at five editions of the competition.
Let’s hope he can, for his now-unemployed super fan’s sake!
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