Cristiano Ronaldo Says ‘People Are Stupid’ in Response to Theories About Atlético Madrid Gesture

​Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to be annoyed by questions about his hand gesture towards Atlético Madrid fans during Juventus’ 2-2 draw with Los Colchoneros on Wednesday, calling people ‘stupid’ in response.

Ronaldo made the gesture after missing a late chance for La Vecchia Signora, with his shot just wide of the post. It was interpreted as being a mocking gesture towards Atléti fans although the Portuguese forward clarified that this wasn’t the case. 


Speaking after the ​Atléti game, ​Ronaldo gave a vague response to a question concerning the meaning of the gesture, stating that, according to ​Goal: “Learn you have to learn.”

This response, perhaps, prompted more questions about the gesture and Ronaldo was once again asked about it following ​Juventus‘s 2-1 win over Hellas Verona on Saturday. He told Sky Sport Italia (via ​Goal) that: “People like to talk too much. That’s all. People are stupid and talk too much.”

It’s been a fairly frustrating week for Juventus. They took a two-goal lead away at Atlético Madrid in the ​Champions League on Wednesday only for Los Colchoneros to get two goals back, before narrowly beating newly-promoted Verona 2-1 on Saturday, a team they were expected to trounce. 

Miguel Veloso

I Gialloblu took a shock lead after 20 minutes courtesy from of a Miguel Veloso strike from outside the box, before ​Aaron Ramsey equalised 11 minutes later to get a goal on his ​Serie A debut. 

It was Ronaldo who put his side into the lead, converting a penalty in the 49th minute to seal a narrow win for Juve.

It’s been a relatively underwhelming start to life under Maurizio Sarri, but he’ll have another chance to get more points on the board against Brescia and SPAL, before facing a tough test against ​Internazionale, who are now on four wins in from four in Serie A after defeating ​Milan in the Derby della Madonnina on Saturday.


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