“Il Segreto di Cristiano” . Street artist TvBoy comments his work “Cristiano’s Secret": “Public installation at Corso di Porta Ticinese 46, Milan. Life-size, 2018. The graffiti portrays Ronaldo in a pose that wants to remind of the Riace Bronzes and refers to the canons of beauty of the classical Greek and Roman tradition. The mural toys with the ambivalence of secrecy: does the work allude to his alleged homosexuality or to the fact that Cristiano is in love with himself?“
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed a shift in his relationship with the Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, convinced him to call time on his glittering nine-year spell at the club.
The Portugal forward, who joined Juventus for around €100m in July, departed Spain as Real’s all-time leading goalscorer having helped inspire the club to 15 major trophies, including four Champions Leagues and two La Liga titles. The club claimed the transfer had been instigated “at the will and the request of the player”. Ronaldo, in an interview with France Football, has suggested Pérez’s attitude towards him had changed. “I felt it inside the club, especially from the president, that they no longer considered me the same way that they did in the start,” he said. “In the first four or five years there, I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. Less afterwards. The president looked at me through eyes that didn’t want to say the same thing, as if I was no longer indispensable to them, if you know what I mean. “That’s what made me think about leaving. Sometimes I’d look at the news, where they were saying I was asking to leave. There was a bit of that, but the truth is that I always had the impression that the president would not hold me back. If it had all been about money, I’d have moved to China, where I would have earned five times as much than here [at Juventus] or at Real. I did not come to Juve for the money. I earned the same in Madrid, if not more. The difference is that, at Juve, they really wanted me. They told me that and made it clear. They showed me that.” Asked whether the manager Zinedine Zidane’s decision to leave after overseeing a third successive European Cup win had influenced his move, Ronaldo said: “My decision to leave was not based on his departure. That being the case, it’s one of those little things that made me feel a bit better in terms of what I thought of the situation at the club.” [The Guardian]
On September 27th we’ll know how many UCL matches Cristiano will miss - 1 match at least The red card triggers an automatic one-game ban, that cannot be appealed against - ruling him out of the home match against Young Boys. But the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body could decide to extend the suspension if they deem him guilty of violent conduct when they meet on September 27. A further match would see Ronaldo miss the trip to Old Trafford on October 23, while a three-game ban would also keep him out of the return against United in Turin on November 7. Juventus could only appeal against the suspension should it be more than one game. I am not wiling to imagine that Cristiano won’t play at Old Trafford!