Portugal’s skipper, Cristiano Ronaldo might soon, negatively, make the front pages of newspapers across the globe or even be charged to court for his reckless action toward a reporter who approached him during a team walk in preparation for match against Hungary in the ongoing Euro 2016.
The three-time World best Player could not hold back his frustration when he threw the the TV station of Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha reporter’s microphone in a lake.
CR7, has fondly called, has had a frustrating time in France for hitting the post with a penalty in Saturday’s goal-less draw with Austria and failing to score in his side’s opening 1-1 draw with minnows Iceland.
Portugal must beat Hungary to be sure of qualifying for the last 16.
Video of the incident shows the reporter asking: “Ronaldo, ready for the game today?” Without a word or a glance at the journalist, Ronaldo grabbed the microphone and lobbed it into the water, then carried on with the team stroll. There is a history of bad blood between Ronaldo and Correio da Manha, which he successfully sued after the Portuguese newspaper printed details of his private life. Portugal are third in Group F with just two points, leaving them with no option but to go flat out for a win against surprise leaders Hungary in a 1600 GMT kickoff.