In a recent turn of events, a video purportedly showed soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo supporting the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine by waving the Palestinian flag. However, as the saying goes, “Don’t believe everything you see on the internet.”
The video that gained attention in the media shows a soccer player joyfully waving the flag after winning a match. It was initially believed to be Ronaldo expressing solidarity with Palestine.
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— Captain Bacteria (@CaptainBacteria) October 9, 2023
However, upon examination, it was discovered that the player in the video is actually Jawad El Yamiq, a Moroccan player. The footage is from the FIFA World Cup when El Yamiq proudly waved the flag following his team’s victory over Canada.
The video has generated a lot of reactions from fans. One fan commented, “Ronaldo was also surprised when he did this sh*t; it’s fake, bruh.”
Come on Ron get your gun!
— Happé Rob (@HappeRob) October 10, 2023
Another fan made a sarcastic approach and quipped, “Come on, Ron, get your gun!”
Several websites posted Jawad El Yamiq’s videos and pictures from his happy moments on social media. The Palestinian flag made numerous appearances during the FIFA World Cup that was held in Qatar the previous year.
Cristiano Ronaldo sets retirement date to keep Lionel Messi rivalry alive beyond 2026 World Cup
Throughout his illustrious career, Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has defied age and expectations.
He still performs at a high level at the age of 38 because of his unrivaled work ethic and dedication to keeping himself in top physical condition. Ronaldo acknowledges that retirement is a given, but he has no plans to hang up his boots anytime soon.
🚨 Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has told Al-Nassr management that he wants to renew his contract until 2027 with the Saudi Pro League club.
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) October 10, 2023
According to reports from Cadena COPE Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his desire to extend his contract with his club, Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia until 2027. This ambitious move would enable him to represent Portugal in the FIFA World Cup scheduled for 2026 which will be co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
By extending his career into his 40s, Ronaldo aims to continue competing with his rival, Lionel Messi. While Messi achieved World Cup glory with Argentina in 2022, Ronaldo eagerly awaits another opportunity to win the title for Portugal.
His stated intention to continue playing until “2027” would cover three seasons, guaranteeing that the competition with Messi remains a source of fascination for soccer enthusiasts all over the globe.