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Cristiano Ronaldo’s apology to fans after postponed China tour surpass 20M views!

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An apology by Cristiano Ronaldo to fans over the postponement of Al-Nassr’s scheduled China tour, which was cancelled at the last minute has surpassed 20M views.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is very popular in China, where thousands of eager soccer fans purchased tickets early, excited to see him in action for Al-Nassr during the scheduled friendly games.

However, that didn’t happen as the tour of the Asian country was postponed on Tuesday and the first friendly match vs Shenhua Shanghai cancelled, prompting Ronaldo to apologize to fans following the news.

What happened

An injury to Cristiano Ronaldo in training, shortly after the Al-Nassr delegation has arrived China, meant the tour was thrown into jeopardy as the Portuguese superstar was the centre of attention.

Following his unfortunate injury, Al-Nassr called off the scheduled tour, immediately drawing the wrath of fans who have been excited at the prospect of watching CR7 play live in front of them.

Angry Chinese fans even went protesting in front of Ronaldo’s hotel, per Diario AS.

What Ronaldo said

While sitting in on a press conference in the aftermath of the postponement of Al-Nassr’s China tour, Cristiano Ronaldo made a heartfelt apology to fans — in a video that has now been watched over 20M views so far.

The 38-year-old said:

“I have played for 22 years and I am a player that doesn’t have too many injuries. So I’m really sad because Al-Nassr and myself have come to China to enjoy the tour.

We have not cancelled the game, we want to push for the game and be back here… Unfortunately, I have some problem, but this is part of football and my life.”

Following their cancelled China tour, Al-Nassr will face Messi and his Inter Miami side next in a friendly tournament scheduled in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Feb. 1.

Peter Okereke

Peter Okereke is a hardcore soccer fan and grew his passion for the beautiful game since watching Didier Drogba score the winning goal at Wembley in the 2007 FA Cup final for Chelsea against Manchester United.
He is the founder of The Soccer Report and has 4+ years of industry experience, having been writing about football since August 2019.

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