Cristiano Ronaldo's sister likens his knee injury to the crucifixion of Jesus
We're pretty sure that nobody's ever compared a dodgy knee to dying for the sins of all of humankind before.
But when the owner of that dodgy knee is Cristiano Ronaldo, anything is possible. The damaged anterior cruciate ligament that he sustained in the Euro 2016 final seems to have generated more headlines than the fact that Portugal won the tournament.
Although his collision with Dimitri Payet seemed innocuous at the time, the following freeze frame showed precisely why Ronaldo's time on the pitch at the Stade de France was cut short.
— Paul Moore (@ElChiefMoore) July 10, 2016
Having attempted to soldier on with the injury, an emotional Ronaldo finally conceded that his final was up on the 25 minute mark.
As he shed a tear or two of frustration at not being able to
hog the limelight help his teammates, his sister Katia Aveiro was reminded of the pain that Jesus went through when being put to death on the cross for sins of the world. How do we know? She told us all on her Instagram account.
Estas lágrimas que o meu irmão derramou doeram como punhais no peito dele e fizeram muitos portugueses chorar junto com ele a dor do jogo sujo e nojento que eles tiveram conosco ...mas Deus é grande e eu sabia que assim como Jesus se sacrificou na cruz por um mundo melhor este Cristiano derramou lágrimas pela dor de não poder lutar com os seu companheiros até ao fim pela sua pátria amada,mas como deus é justo , a taça foi erguida pelos justos vencenderes e foi feita justiça e o sonho foi cumprindo somos campeões .. ...#euacrediteiatéaofim ????????????
Her post, translated by the Independent, reads:
“These tears I cried for my wounded brother were like daggers to the heart, and we all cried with him for the awful pain we had together.
“But God is great and just as our savior Jesus Christ suffered on the cross for a better world for us, Cristiano cried in the pain of not being able to help his teammates and his beloved people.
“But God is just and they deservedly lifted the trophy, and fulfilled the dream; we are champions.”