Football fans have expressed concern for out-of-form Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo after he was photographed with Jordan Peterson, the US-based psychologist who has drawn criticism for his views on transgender rights and Covid-19 vaccinations, among other issues.
Peterson, who has described himself in the past as a “professor against political correctness » has been outspoken on a number of topics, but is perhaps best known for his views on masculinity, while also being accused of misogynistic views against women after previously stating that “the male spirit is under attack » and that the “the idea that women have been oppressed throughout history is an appalling theory”.
The 60-year-old, however, has the support of legions of fans and is a popular podcaster, speaker and author – and now you can add a football fan to the list, having raved about the icon Portuguese in a photo of the pair he posted on social media.
“Rarely have I met anyone who more clearly deserved what he has won“, wrote Peterson to accompany the photograph.
” Delighted to meet you.”
Ronaldo posted the same image to his 477 million Instagram followers, with the message: “Nice to see you my friend!”
Peterson, however, is a divisive figure and some football fans have wondered aloud if being photographed with someone who was previously suspended by Twitter for comments made about a transgender American actor was a good idea for him. his brand.
Why is anyone even mildly surprised that someone as authoritative as him thinks Peterson is awesome.
— TommyR (@TommyTNorthener) September 10, 2022
He makes it really easy to hate him, doesn’t he?
—Darren Ham (@darrenham) September 10, 2022
“Really tarnishing his legacy here“, wrote a fan in response to the photo.
“Why is anyone even mildly surprised that someone as authoritative as him thinks Peterson is awesome“said another.
A third added:He makes it really easy to hate him, doesn’t he?”
Others, however, had a much different view. Ronaldo is currently enjoying one of the most barren spells of his career, having failed to find the back of the net in his seven appearances for Manchester United so far this season, while also losing his place in the first Erik ten Hag’s team at Old Trafford.
He and his partner Georgina Rodriguez also suffered a horrific family tragedy earlier this year when his young son died during childbirth.
And those challenges have also led to speculation that one of the world’s most famous athletes is going through a tough time in his professional and personal life.
🚨Cristiano Ronaldo met one of the best psychologists in the world – Dr. Jordan B. Peterson…👀Cristiano had a very difficult year 2022 with everything happening around his personal life – the death of a baby to professional life – I hope Cristiano is doing well mentally! pic.twitter.com/HDY0gqll8a
— Baba🇬🇭 (@ShattaRonaldo) September 11, 2022
Ronaldo meets Jordan Peterson. I hope he gets the idea to accept reality and leave United to finish his career better.
— 🕵🏾♂️ (@Prisoner_POV) September 10, 2022
Ronaldo caught smoke for taking a picture with Jordan Peterson?😂Woke liberals are destroying the world in front of everyone.
— The Great Ofentse (@FentseMoalosi) September 11, 2022
“Cristiano Ronaldo met one of the best psychologists in the world – Dr. Jordan B. Peterson“, wrote one.
“Cristiano has had a very difficult 2022 with everything going on in his personal life – from the death of a baby to his professional life – Let’s hope Cristiano is doing well mentally!”
“Cristiano Ronaldo with one of the best psychologists in the world, Jordan Peterson. I hope he is well“, said another one.
“Ronaldo meets Jordan Peterson. I hope he will have the idea to accept reality and leave United to finish his career better“wrote a third.
Another, however, turns the tables on those who insulted the footballer for meeting Peterson.
“Ronaldo caught smoke for taking a picture with Jordan Peterson? Woke liberals destroy the world in front of everyone,” they said.