CRIS­TIANO RON­ALDO

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HE might not have lost, but that makes Cris­tiano Ron­aldo’s mean-spir­ited at­tack on Ice­land af­ter the plucky un­der­dogs’ 1-1 draw against his Por­tu­gal in this year’s Eu­ros all the more petty.

Ron­aldo sneered at them and ac­cused them of hav­ing a “small men­tal­ity”.

“Por­tu­gal try to play foot­ball and try to win the game,” said the 31-year-old Real Madrid star. “Ice­land didn’t try any­thing.”

But Ice­land mid­fielder Kari Ar­na­son re­sponded: “It just makes it sweeter that he is a bad loser. We are a small is­land in the At­lantic Ocean and we got a draw.”

For­mer Ice­land in­ter­na­tional Her­mann Hrei­dars­son also blasted Ron­aldo, say­ing: “He didn’t fancy it on the day and he just got beaten up. It’s petty in a way. He’s a sore loser ob­vi­ously.”

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