Cristiano Ronaldo’s EURO 2016 Final lasted less than a half hour, and left the world reacting to his injury (as well as that moth!).
The injury came in the opening 10 minutes when France’s Dimitri Payet surprised Ronaldo with a tackle. The Portugal captain went down and clutched his knee, briefly leaving the field twice before finally exiting in the 25th.
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Writers, athletes, and others reacted with disappointment to the injury.
No matter your opinion on Cristiano Ronaldo, gut-wrenching to see him in tears on the pitch with that injury. Such a sad sight. #POR
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) July 10, 2016
Ronaldo strapped the captain’s armband around Nani‘s arm and he’s in tears as he does it. Absolutely brutal.
— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) July 10, 2016
Gutted for Ronaldo. Cannot imagine the enormity of the emotions he is feeling #POR
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) July 10, 2016
Love or hate ronaldo, those tears just show how many emotions you can go through on a football pitch. Feel for the guy 😒 #CR7
Unfortunate for Ronaldo. Could see the frustration on his face. Sometimes teams play better without the star. 🤔 #Portugal
— Heather Mitts (@heathermitts) July 10, 2016
— Mike Piazza (@mikepiazza31) July 10, 2016
“when your hero falls from grace
all fairy tales are uncovered”
Very sad to see Ronaldo leave the pitch. And see him cry.
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 10, 2016
Never a nice sight to see a player stretchered off the pitch. Especially one of his calibre. Hope it’s nothing too bad!! #Ronaldo
— Stephanie Roche (@StephanieRoche9) July 10, 2016
— Mike Johnson (@MPJohnson79) July 10, 2016
Absolutely gutted for Ronaldo, such a shame 😕
Honestly shook up. Can’t believe Ronaldo is out. Cmon Portugal ❤️🇵🇹
— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) July 10, 2016