Cristiano Ronaldo criticised for 'obscene gesture' in response to Lionel Messi chants

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Al-Nassr against Al-Fayha in February 2024.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is facing criticism in Saudi Arabia for making an obscene gesture in response to chants of Lionel Messi from fans in Al-Nassr's 3-2 win over Al-Shabab in the Pro League on Sunday.

Ronaldo gave Al-Nassr the lead with a penalty after 21 minutes, but his side were made to work hard for their win, which was sealed thanks to two goals from Brazilian Anderson Talisca.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.