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Former Bafana Boss Slams Ronaldo's Attitude

Former Bafana Bafana Boss Slams Cristiano Ronaldo's Attitude

By David Kappel - Jun 28, 2018 01:37 PM @kappilinho

A former Bafana Bafana boss, who worked with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United, has slammed the superstar's antics after the duo met at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Carlos Queiroz knows Ronaldo from his time as an assistant coach to Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, as well as when he was leading Portugal's national team manager between 2008 and 2010.

The 65-year-old also had a stint with Bafana Bafana, helping them qualify for the 2002 World Cup, but left the national team before the tournament following a clash with SAFA.

After Iran's last-minute 1-1 draw with Portugal, which saw A Selecao drop from first to second spot in Group B, Queiroz revealed that Ronaldo and a number of his teammates refused to shake his hand after the fixture.

"I can't understand someone who can't be bothered to come over and greet a coach who spent 12 years working for the Portuguese football federation," he told Portuguese daily Publico, as cited by AS.

"During my time there, I won European and world titles, brought new ideas and restructured the team. The history of the Portuguese football federation didn't start on the island of Madeira with Cristiano Ronaldo. It started well before then.

"And those are not the values which I was taught by people like Jose Augusto, Simoes, Eusebio, Humberto Coelho... I am not saying that the values which modern day players have are bad, just that they are not the same as the values I and many other people hold.

"I am Portuguese. But despite all of that, I feel happy because three Portugal players – Adrien Silva, Bruno Alves and Beto – did come over to greet me after the game."

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Portugal and Ronaldo will now face Uruguay in the round of 16 on Saturday, while the winner between France and Argentina awaits in the quarter-final if they beat Luis Suarez and company.

Do you think Ronaldo should have greeted his former coach when the opportunity arose? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jun 29, 2018 03:44 PM
Penaldo think he is the original Portugues
The Movers Joined: 23 Jun 2015
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The Movers Jun 29, 2018 10:22 AM
Ronaldo thinks that he is Portugal and he is the only human being. Let him to hang himself in shame.
cool_ruler Joined: 23 Oct 2012
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cool_ruler Jun 29, 2018 08:54 AM
Ronaldo may be hard worker but, he is not a true professional. He is full of himself.
SorayaAlexander Joined: 20 Jan 2018
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SorayaAlexander Jun 28, 2018 07:39 PM
@Dibas Ha ha ha yeeeee they like a hole lot of kids in a park
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SorayaAlexander Jun 28, 2018 07:37 PM
Ha ha ha you so right they so blady petty just leave Ronaldo he is busy rolling back of and let Ronaldo have his space you all over him moan and groan ha ha ha
lazy mzo Joined: 18 Oct 2016
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lazy mzo Jun 28, 2018 05:08 PM
Useless coach
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No badges available Jun 28, 2018 04:43 PM
Sit down you useless cow!!!!! are you that special???
Sanchez Alexis Joined: 29 Dec 2015
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Sanchez Alexis Jun 28, 2018 04:40 PM
Look here old man, Cristiano Ronaldo has one God whom he worships not you so back your a#$e off and let CR7 enjoy his football.Those who greeted you did it on their own will so stop moaning and groaning like a woman on her days. Be a man!!!
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Thula-Bucs Jun 28, 2018 04:18 PM
Eeeeehh attention seeker
leendomint Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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leendomint Jun 28, 2018 02:33 PM
Why didn't you go greet him, is there anything special about you, that the King must come and greet you??
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Dibas Jun 28, 2018 02:11 PM
no way, infact that stupid insignificant coach should have bowed down to the king.

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