Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Argentina emerged champions of the recently-concluded FIFA World Cup after beating France in the summit clash.

With this victory, Argentina captain Lionel Messi lifted his maiden World Cup title. The star footballer also completed the set of major international honours with Argentina, having already won the Copa America (South American continental tournament) title in 2021.

However, the tournament ended in failure for Portugal’s legendary winger Cristiano Ronaldo, whose side was handed a stunning defeat by Morocco in the quarter-finals. Ronaldo started from the bench in the knock-out tie. The 37-year-old superstar came on early in the second half but failed to make a difference.

It might have been the last World Cup for Ronaldo as he has already turned 37. The fans took offence at a particular tweet from the official Twitter handle of the FIFA World Cup, accusing the organisation for trolling the football great. 

In the picture, Ronaldo, wearing a Portugal training jersey, could be seen giving a thumbs up. The picture was captioned, “Thumbs up if you really enjoyed the #FIFAWorldCup.”

FIFA was forced to delete the tweet following immense backlash from the fans but one Twitter user took its screenshot.

Earlier, several fans had slammed the tweet posted in FIFA World Cup account.

“Disgusting. This shows the people posting this are not fair and have always sided Messi. The truth is you can never speak about Messi without mentioning CR7 and vice versa. They’ve made my youthful years and I will forever be grateful that I can tell the new generation about them,” a fan wrote.

“Shameless organisation,” commented another fan.