After Al Nassr were knocked out of the Saudi Arabian Super Cup, a video circulated showing two fans trampling on a Cristiano Ronaldo shirt, apparently blaming him for the 3-1 defeat to Al Ittihad at Mrsool Park at King Fahd International Stadium.
Cristiano is yet to score his first official goal and, during the defeat, had missed a chance that could have changed the course of the game, even receiving a rebuke from his coach Rudi Garcia.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s trampled shirt misunderstood
After the way in which a couple of fans trampled on an Al Nassr shirt bearing the name of Cristiano Ronaldo went viral, it was said that it was because they were annoyed with how little CR7 had produced, but the evidence establishes that it was provocation by Al Ittihad fans.
While it could be taken that after the defeat the fans’ patience ran out very quickly and they were upset because CR7 missed a clear goal-scoring opportunity, it seems an overreaction.
If you pay attention to the video you can see that the fans are not Al-Nassr fans, firstly because of common sense – any self-respecting fan does not trample on his team’s jersey and if he were to go to the extreme he would do it for a greater cause.
Next, it is noticeable that they are wearing the colours of fierce rivals Al Ittihad, who won the Super Cup match, and it is noticeable that they are wearing scarves and flags in their club’s colours.
It can be seen that black and yellow are the predominant colours of the fans in the video, colours that identify with Al Ittihad, while Al-Nassr fans are blue and yellow.