After Portugal’s contentious World Cup victory over Ghana, it has been reported that star player Cristiano Ronaldo stormed out of a press conference to avoid facing journalists over the dubious penalty.
By virtue of the contentious goal Ronaldo scored, he became the first male player to score in five different World Cups.
Before Joao Felix and Rafael Leao scored after clever passes from Bruno Fernandes, Andre Ayew tied the score for Ghana. Despite the spirited fight Ghana launched, the game ended 3-2 in favour of the Portuguese side.
Because Ronaldo’s penalty conversion cost the Black Stars the game, Ghanaians are still venting their spleen o the match’s official whose biased officiating cost the team a point in the Group H opener.
“This is a moment that makes me very proud. That chapter (United) is closed. I’m here to win. The rest does not matter,” Ronaldo said during the presser after which he reportedly left.
Essentially, Ronaldo, who was given the honour of being chosen man of the match, spoke for about 2 minutes and 12 seconds before leaving just as inquiries regarding the penalty decision were going to be made.
Meanwhile, Black Stars coach Otto Addo criticized the decision, describing it as a gift to the Portuguese legend.