Of course Cristiano Ronaldo's moth already has numerous Twitter accounts 5 years ago

Of course Cristiano Ronaldo's moth already has numerous Twitter accounts

The grimace said it all: Cristiano Ronaldo's game was up.

Regardless of what you think of the man, the fact his Euro 2016 final lasted just 24 minutes was a crying shame. Literally, in his case.

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Although he would eventually leave the field on a stretcher eight minutes later, it was the moment the camera lens homed in on the Portuguese number seven's tear-streaked face that confirmed that the Real Madrid star wouldn't make it to half-time. At that precise moment, a moth - one of thousands that had gathered in the Stade de France in the hours before kickoff - landed on his face.

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While the majority of viewers' initial reaction to Ronaldo's premature exit from the game was one of disappointment and sympathy for the great man, a good number of others were more concerned with the moth that had settled on the injured star's face.

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Predictably, even before Ronaldo left the pitch on a stretcher, some had set up Twitter accounts in honour of the drably-coloured insect.

It really didn't take long, did it?