Cristiano Ronaldo faces an investigation over a gesture he made towards fans chanting for Lionel Messi

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Portuguese football icon Cristiano Ronaldo reached another milestone in his illustrious career by scoring his 750th club goal during Al-Nassr’s recent 3-2 victory over Al-Shabab in the Saudi Pro League. Despite his remarkable achievement, the occasion was clouded by controversy when Ronaldo was subjected to “Messi Messi” chants from a section of the opposing fans. In response, Ronaldo allegedly made a gesture that many deemed obscene, sparking a viral video on social media.

Prior to this match, Ronaldo played a crucial role in guiding Al Nassr to the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Al Fayha. Ronaldo’s influence was evident as he scored in his second consecutive game for the club, demonstrating his prowess on the field. However, the match was not without its frustrations, with Ronaldo having penalty appeals denied and a goal disallowed for offside.

Despite facing challenges during the game, Ronaldo ultimately had the final say by securing victory for Al Nassr with a goal four minutes from time. This marked his 10th goal in his last nine matches for the club, highlighting his consistency and impact. However, the post-match focus shifted to Ronaldo’s alleged gesture towards the opposing fans, prompting discussions about disciplinary actions and raising questions about sportsmanship in football.

“The disciplinary committee is facing the biggest test. We will wait and see,” Waleed Al Farraj, a prominent Saudi writer and television host, said on social media platform X. After the game, videos circulated on social media showing Ronaldo cupping his ear and making repetitive hand gestures near his pelvic area, seemingly aimed at the opposing Al Shabab fans.