Footage has emerged of Cristiano Ronaldo reacting to his new team’s goal while exercising on a stationary bike in the dressing room.
The Portugal star just completed a record-breaking move to Saudi club, Al Nassr but is yet to make his debut for his new side.
Ronaldo is still serving his ban which he received from Manchester United after he took part in a controversial interview with Piers Morgan. As punishment for this, the club terminated his contract and he then received a two-match ban from football.
As a result, the 37-year-old has been forced to watch on from the sidelines or in this case, the dressing room.
The video shows Ronaldo celebrating his side’s second goal while he was putting in some work on the stationary bike.
— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) January 6, 2023
Since being posted on Al Nassr’s Twitter page, the video has amassed an incredible 6 million views and 132k likes. This is just one example of the seismic effect that Ronaldo’s popularity has on social media, when he originally signed for the club their Instagram went from 860k to 9.6m.
The Cristiano Ronaldo effect. @AlNassrFC_EN‘s Instagram followers jumped from 800k to almost 10m within 5 days
1️⃣ Al Nassr – 9.7m
2️⃣ Inter – 8.8m
3️⃣ Ajax – 7.9m
4️⃣ Leicester – 7.1m
5️⃣ Napoli – 3.3m
6️⃣ Newcastle – 1.3m
— The Sports Journal (@TSJSports) January 5, 2023