Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo finally broke the deadlock in the 64th minute during a Group H match against Ghana at the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 on Thursday.
However, the goal by Ronaldo is creating all the noise as fans claim the star footballer was faking the foul and fell inside the box on purpose.
The fans are venting their ire against the superstar in reaction to Ronaldo’s goal versus Ghana over various social media platforms.
“Plastic football supporters who can’t identify a diver & a cheat, suck him up to him for ratings! Not good for football all his diving, but I suppose not as bad as Fernandes feigning broken bones every time he’s tackled! Great achievement, just wish he’d stop cheating!” wrote a fan on Twitter.
“Happy thanks giving to everyone except the cheat @Cristiano, another fan tweeted.
“Has to cheat his way to a record, yeah well done,” commented another fan.
Notably, Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 in the keenly-contested Group H game. Meanwhile, Ronaldo featured in his fifth World Cup. He became the eighth footballer to do so. Lionel Messi also features in the elite list.