Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest unfortunate soul to be hounded by Spartak Moscow after the Russian club appeared to refuse to sign him on social media.
The Portuguese is currently looking to leave Manchester United in search of Champions League football and has not reported to the club for pre-season training or joined them for a tour of Asia and Australia while citing family reasons.
As his agent Jorge Mendes searches for a new outfit for him, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has reportedly been turned down by the likes of Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea who either don’t believe his style suits them or can’t afford it. . salary within the framework of financial fair play rules.
On Saturday, Spartak joined the growing list of clubs indifferent to the 37-year-old and uploaded ‘proof’ of the pushback to Twitter.
Spartak then showed a fake exchange of messages between them and Ronaldo on Instagram.
The iconic number ‘7’ was shown as saying “Hi, Spartak! » to them first when he was presumably about to offer his services.
Responding bluntly, Spartak said “Nope” and that was the end of the back and forth.
Spartak tweeted an earlier imaginary exchange with Ronaldo’s generational rival Lionel Messi in January last year.
The PSG striker was then entering the last six months of his contract with FC Barcelona, and was therefore free to negotiate with potential future clubs.
“Hi, Leo! » Spartak reportedly said they would only receive such a resounding ‘no’ as the one given to Ronaldo this time around.
Spartak’s latest tweet will have to go some way to match Messi’s numbers with over 240,000 likes and 37,000 retweets on Twitter.
Yet Ronaldo is just the latest victim of their trolling after recently attacking Bayern Munich.
Before finally landing Sadio Mane, the Bavarians made a bizarre list of demands from his former employers Liverpool which were widely ridiculed by fans and the media.
Spartak joined the pile-on and created a fake letter from Bayern appearing to inquire about their player Alexander Sobolev.
The prepared document included a derisory offer of €1,000″in the front” for the Sobolev ahead of a series of goofy add-ons that included €10m if Bayern won the Eurovision Song Contest, €15m if Manchester United finally ended their five-year trophy drought, and €20m. million extra if Barca legend Lionel Messi joins Real Madrid.
It did even better than Messi’s tweet, with 242,000 likes in total. But Ronaldo’s effort isn’t going too badly, reaching over 50,000 in just over an hour on Saturday afternoon.