Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been blasted for posting a selfie from his private jet shortly after the disappearance of Cardiff City’s new signing Emiliano Sala. The flight, which was carrying the £15 million signing from Nantes to Wales, disappeared over the English Channel and failed to arrive in Cardiff shortly before 9 pm, as scheduled.
While the entire community prayed, Ronaldo, seemingly oblivious to the tragedy, posted a cheerful selfie while flying back from Madrid after accepting a €18.8m fine in his tax fraud case. Twitter users did not take the post too kindly and called the superstar out.
Gary Lineker was amongst the first responders.
Many followed suit.
On the day when a player is missing flying to sign for his new club, this idiot posts a pic of himself on a private jet after escaping jail because he’s rich. Class. https://t.co/Fg6rNrbWoC
— Duncan Wright (@dwright75) January 22, 2019
And this is why he will never be in the same ball park as Messi. No class or humilty whatsoever.
— Stephen Reed (@StephenReed1972) January 22, 2019
Taking a selfie on a plane 1 day after another footballer went missing and probably died in a plane crash
— City Fan (@TheBIueCity) January 22, 2019
It’s tone deaf, that tweet from Ronaldo, and if you’re one of the many people replying to Gary to say it’s fine, then you’re tone deaf too. When athletes – any celebrities – tweet they need some awareness of the world around them, and to know that it doesn’t revolve around them. https://t.co/ycQzRlAJLb
— Lewis Wiltshire (@LewisWiltshire) January 22, 2019
Where is his team to tell him today is t the right day to post this at all? 🙁 so sad
— Layla Anna-Lee (@Laylaloves) January 22, 2019
Some humility would be a good thing today! A bit inappropriate… says it all!
— Lorraine Scott (@ladynairn) January 22, 2019
Incredible levels of insensitivity and selfishness here.
— Ben Spicer (@spicer81) January 22, 2019
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