Ronaldo’s family has stepped up to protect Cristiano Jr. from media criticism after he was caught on camera looking at a phone while his dad played against Celta Vigo.
The newspaper Diario SPORT originally called out Cristiano Jr for being distracted during the game.
El hijo de Cristiano Ronaldo pasa del póker de su padre
— Diario SPORT (@sport) March 5, 2016
Some other organizations picked up on the “story” as well.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister, Katie Aveiro, had some choice words for the members of the media who would make Ronaldo Jr seem in the wrong.
Across two tweets, she said, "At least he's accompanying his dad, no? Others prefers to stay at home watching Peppa Pig. It's normal, he's seen his father score goals that leave you without words, let him breathe, he's a kid."
Al menos, acompaña a su padre¿no? Otros prefieren quedarse en casa mirando PepaPig. https://t.co/4qUdnpsY4G— Katia Aveiro (@KatiaAveiro) March 7, 2016
Es normal,ha visto a su padre meter goles que te quitan las palabras,demosle un respiro,es un niño. https://t.co/4qUdnpsY4G— Katia Aveiro (@KatiaAveiro) March 7, 2016
She has a point, of course. Cristiano Jr. has probably watched his dad score ever since he was able to watch things in the first place (there’s an age for that, right?). If anyone has a right to not pay attention to goals like this, it’s Cristiano Jr.
But more than that, it’s good to see the Ronaldo’s sticking together. Lord knows they get enough attention and criticism as it is (hey, we didn’t say we were innocent). If they don’t stand up for each other, no one will.
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