Ronaldo fan page folded by Facebook

The largest unofficial Cristiano Ronaldo Facebook page has been shut down by the site, despite it generating half a million hits every month.

The terms and conditions of joining the social networking website state that unofficial fan pages are not allowed, with the news devastating the page's creator, 25-year-old Kunwar Ali who lives in Pakistan. "I used to spend six or seven hours on Facebook every day posting updates about Cristiano and have done for the last year. Everything is gone and I now have nothing," he told Newsbeat.

"I don't know why it was removed. It could be a lot of reasons."

Ali regularly updated the page with news about the Manchester United winger, particularly last summer with Real Madrid continually linked with a move for the FIFA World Player of the Year.

While he also contacted the Portuguese star's representatives to suggest the page become official.

"I spoke to a copyright lawyer and he said that I should not share video content, that I should take the videos down. So that is what I did," he said.

"I even offered them the chance to take it over, for it to become an official page but they said it wasn't something they were looking at.

"I spent one full year of my life on this page and if someone asks me what I did with myself I have nothing. Everything is gone."

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