The Turkish president believes that Cristiano Ronaldo has been the subject of political sanction for having shown his support for the Palestinian cause in the past.
If Cristiano Ronaldo missed out on his World Cup, losing his starting spot to Gonçalo Ramos, it’s because he showed support for the Palestinian cause. This is, in essence, the speech of According to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President, speaking about the sidelining of the Portuguese star during the competition.
«They ruined Ronaldo. Unfortunately, he was given a political bansaid the head of state during an event for young people in the eastern province of Erzurum.
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«Sending a footballer like Ronaldo onto the pitch with only 30 minutes left in the game ruined his psychology and took away his energyErdogan said before adding:Ronaldo is someone who defends the Palestinian cause.»
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, however, did not explain when and in what context Cristiano Ronaldo would have supported the cause of Palestine. In 2019, a charity claimed that the attacker had donated 1.5 million euros for Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip, but the information had never been verified.