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21st Dec 2022

World Cup account forced to delete tweet after being accused of ‘trolling’ Cristiano Ronaldo

Callum Boyle

The tweet has now been deleted

The FIFA World Cup Twitter account has been forced to delete a tweet after they were accused of ‘trolling’ Cristiano Ronaldo.

FIFA’s 2022 World Cup ended in dramatic style at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday as Argentina beat France 4-3 on penalties in an end-to-end game.

All the talk in the build up to the tournament was centred around Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with Qatar 2022 widely expected to be their last appearances at a World Cup.

For Messi it was a fairytale end as he finally ended his wait to win the World Cup where as for Ronaldo it was quite the opposite as Portugal crashed out of the cup at the quarter final stage to Morocco.

On Wednesday morning the official World Cup Twitter account posted a picture of Ronaldo with his thumbs up captioned: “Thumbs up if you really enjoyed the #FIFAWorldCup.”

Although it was more than likely an innocent post, those who saw the post were less than impressed.

One fan wrote: “Disgusting. This shows the people posting this are not fair and have always sided Messi. The truth is you can never speak about Messi without mentioning CR7 and vice versa. They’ve made my youthful years and I will forever be grateful that I can tell the new generation about them.”

A second tweeted: “Next level trolling from @FIFAWorldCup.”

Another person said: “They deleted that Ronaldo tweet again. What’s wrong with @FIFAWorldCup?”

Ronaldo is currently without a club after leaving Manchester United in November following an agreement to terminate his contract early days after his explosive TV interview with Piers Morgan.

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