Erdogan says “political sanctions” imposed on Ronaldo during World Cup
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the Portuguese football player Christiano Ronaldo was wasted during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar because he suffered “political sanctions.”
“They wasted Ronaldo. Unfortunately, they imposed political sanctions on Ronaldo. Bringing a football player like Ronaldo in the game in the second half, for 15 minutes, half an hour in the second half… That took away his psychology, his entire energy,” Erdogan said while answering questions during a meeting with young people on Sunday.
The Turkish President said Ronaldo was now being transferred to play in Saudi Arabia now, according to the information he received.
“Ronaldo is someone who supports the Palestinian cause,” Erdogan said.
In 2011 rumors widely speculated on social media that Ronaldo sold his golden boot and donated the money for Palestine children but the rumors were later falsified.
Being one of the richest football players in the world, Ronaldo has been the most charitable sportsperson in the world in 2015.