Andy Murray, the legendary British Tennis player, trolled Piers Morgan for claiming Cristiano Ronaldo scored the opening goal in the FIFA World Cup 2022 clash against Uruguay. Initially, it appeared that the ball took a slight deflection off Ronaldo’s head before going past the goalkeeper. However, Ultra Edge Technology showed that Ronaldo failed to make contact off a teasing cross from Bruno Fernandes.
Morgan posted the picture where Ronaldo is celebrating the goal. Murray trolled him by asking whether he meant to praise Fernandes. “I think @B_Fernandes8 is the Twitter handle you were looking for,” wrote Murray.
Morgan, however, wasn’t going to concede easily, and posted another tweet with the caption: “Ronaldo touched that ball. He should be awarded the goal.”
This was not the first time Murray and Morgan have been involved in a verbal spat. After Lionel Messi scored from long range against Mexico, Murray posted a picture of the Argentine and tagged Morgan. It is no secret that Morgan is a huge fan of Ronaldo, and always acknowledges him as a better player than Messi.
Ronaldo recently gave an explosive interview to Morgan, where he slammed everyone at his now ex-club Manchester United. Ronaldo talked about how the club has become stagnant after the departure of Alex Ferguson, adding he doesn’t have any respect for the current manager Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United was reportedly planning to take legal action against the Portuguese star, however, both parties mutually decided on contract termination. It means that Ronaldo is, at present, without a club. It’s highly unlikely that he’ll get an offer from elite European clubs, given his recent demeanor at the United.
He is currently leading the charge for his country in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022. His only goal in the first two matches came from a penalty against Ghana and has looked toothless in the attack. Portugal has already qualified for the Round of 16, after beating Uruguay 2-0 yesterday. Fernando Santos might take the bold step of not starting Ronaldo in the knock-out games. In that case, Rafael Leao, who is enjoying a productive spell with AC Milan, will come into the mix.
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