Why Cristiano Ronaldo decided to grow ‘lucky’ goatee for FIFA World Cup 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo, who surpassed Ferenc Puskas to take sole possession of second on the career international scoring list, sported a new look ahead of the match against Morocco in the FIFA World Cup 2018football Updated: Jun 21, 2018 08:31 IST
Cristiano Ronaldo is growing a ‘lucky’goatee after a joke with Portugal team-mate Ricardo Quaresma.
The Real Madrid superstar headed an early winner as Portugal edged out Morocco on Wednesday, putting the Euro 2016 championswithin a point of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2018 knockout stages.
Following his hat-trick in Friday’s thrilling 3-3 Group B draw with Spain, Ronaldo is currently leading the raceto win the FIFA World Cup 2018 Golden Boot.
Ronaldo displayednew facial hair for the game and revealed the inspiration for the goateein his post-match press conference. Portugal’s captain said: “This goatee? It’s a joke I had with [Ricardo] Quaresma.
“We were in the sauna [before Friday’s match against Spain] and I started to shave and I left the goatee - I said if I score tomorrow I would leave it for the rest of the tournament.
“And it gave me luck, I scored that game, I scored this one, so it stays.”
The goatee quickly became famous on social media and Twitter users did not waste any time in producing their take on the development. Few users thought that it was a result of Cristiano Ronaldo’s celebration after his first goal against Spain while few others thought that the facial hair is a message for Lionel Messi in the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) debate.
Here’s a look at some of the tweets -
Ronaldo with a goatee is making a statement. 🐐🐐🐐— Nevillechris (@Nevillechris1) June 20, 2018
Ronaldo growing his goatee to make his statement. A man, a legend, the GOAT. I stan like stannis baratheon https://t.co/Fht3yRBw2e— Opeyemi (@Yemi_OG) June 20, 2018
He hinted to it.— Mayank (@incredlBale) June 20, 2018
The Goat with a Goatee. pic.twitter.com/9wLY7OcBQ3
Cristiano Ronaldo's becoming so obsessed with this "GOAT"-stamp that he is actually growing a goatee now pic.twitter.com/4x1PWPw58C— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) June 20, 2018
Ronaldo growing a goatee and celebrating goals by grabbing imaginary goat whiskers—in response to Messi’s G.O.A.T. portrait with a real live goat—is my favorite petty World Cup subplot 🐐 https://t.co/8ef6cepP94— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) June 20, 2018
(With inputs from Omnisport)
First Published: Jun 21, 2018 08:07 IST