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Cristiano has tender touch for field invader
by Mike Woitalla, August 8th, 2013 12:52AM
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[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Fan field invasions are often frightening, but the incident at Miami's Sun Life Stadium during Real Madrid's win over Chelsea was like none we've ever seen -- in particular the reaction of Cristiano Ronaldo.

After jumping the perimeter advertising boards, the fan sprinted a long distance to meet Ronaldo, who reciprocated the prolonged hug while the fan spoke into his ear, then gently helped escort him off the field as a big policeman arrived. ...



11 comments
  1. liliana ferreira
    commented on: August 8, 2013 at 7:58 a.m.
    Portuguese are lovers not fighters....So happy for the way Ronaldo handled this fan, it shows his compassion. I am so proud of being Portuguese & more than ever PROUD of Cristiano Ronaldo. You are the REAL ONE!!
  1. Valerie Metzler
    commented on: August 8, 2013 at 9:22 a.m.
    It looks like he was moved by the experience. I wonder what the fan said.
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: August 8, 2013 at 9:35 a.m.
    Liliana, "Portuguese are lovers not fighters"? The last time I checked, Mourinho was Portuguese. Nevertheless, Ronaldo proved he was a class above his countryman.
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: August 8, 2013 at 11 a.m.
    Luckily for the fan, this match was not in NYC or East Rutherford; where field invasions result in a taser or NFL tackle.
  1. Nicholas Thurman
    commented on: August 8, 2013 at 11:08 a.m.
    Similar to the Drogba pitch invader, except he didn't sport a full blown tattoo of the striker on his back. Great to see these world-class ambassadors setting an example, football is not about violence, but about passion
  1. Millwall America
    commented on: August 8, 2013 at 11:21 a.m.
    A great moment. I've always appreciated Cristiano Ronaldo's talent as a player, but he has also impressed me in recent years with his decency and kindness toward the fans. I don't know what the fan said but it appeared he was quite troubled; great compassion from Ronaldo to treat him the way he did.
  1. John Paz
    commented on: August 8, 2013 at 11:45 a.m.
    As a Barcelona fan and a constant critic of CR7, this was a good moment and a great reaction. A class act. Well done.
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: August 8, 2013 at 2:01 p.m.
    It was so nice to see this last night. The way that Cristiano and the stadium security handled the matter was, in my opinion, exemplary. Rack them.
  1. liliana ferreira
    commented on: August 8, 2013 at 5:25 p.m.
    *Gus-yes Mourinho is Portuguese, agree! BUT even Mourinho felt compassion in the moment.
  1. F B
    commented on: August 9, 2013 at 12:41 a.m.
    Did any of you gents catch the other very human gesture of Ronaldo's when he accidentally broke some guy's nose with an errant ball? He climbed into the stands and started to give the guy his jersey off his back. At about the same time, an usher or team staffer showed up with a brand new one, minus the sweat. Classy as well. This stuff has to rub off on other guys. We need more of it in the game. Toward fans, but also player to player overt courtesy. Rugby fans and players used to say that "soccer" was a gentleman's game played by hooligans. Doesn't have to be that way.
  1. ed hernandez
    commented on: August 9, 2013 at 12:04 p.m.
    Compassion can you teach it? I was at the game and what impressed me is Cristiano didn't run he stood listened and hugged the guy. He waived the officer down and escorted him off the field. This could have gone several ways. True class.

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