Did Cristiano Ronaldo Give Santander Fans The Middle Finger Salute? (Video)

Chris Wright

21st, September 2011


By Chris Wright

In which Cristiano Ronaldo is seen doling out the old middle-finger salute while boarding the Real Madrid coach after getting a pretty rough reception from fans gathered at Santander Airport…

It’s all a bit ‘Meh’ in this humble scribe’s opinion, but Ronaldo’s gesture seems to have caused a wee bit of a stir in Spanish media circles, with a couple of outlets admonishing such a heinous act of aloof petulance while pro-Real spout MARCA are unsurprisingly claiming that the Portuguese greaser was in fact just flipping Pepe the bird – an explanation that seems entirely plausible to me.

Pray tell, which side of the fence do you find yourself falling?