Cristiano Ronaldo has been getting absolutely crucified

Cristiano Ronaldo has been getting absolutely crucified everywhere for celebrating his birthday.

Yes, you read that right, only for celebrating his birthday.

The pundits reckon that it was not a great gesture by Ronaldo to go ahead with his birthday bash just hours after Real Madrid’s thumping at the hands of their local rivals Atletico in the Spanish top flight.

The Los Blancos fans are not too amused either. They have started questioning the professionalism of the Portuguese player.

Some fans were saying on Twitter the other day that Ronaldo had not remained as passionate for his club as he used to be when he had first arrived at Bernabeu.

These things must be hurting Ronaldo a lot because he has always played his heart out for Madrid.

Ronaldo’s national team boss Fernando Santos though has come out batting for the player.

According to Santos, the talismanic striker does not deserve so much of criticism. It’s not that he had planned that party after the defeat. It had already been planned a few days ago and to cancel that at the very last moment would not have been appropriate.

Santos is also hopeful that Ronaldo would let his performance do all the talking and would take all his frustrations out by scoring a lot of goals in the coming games.

Speaking to a TV channel, Santos said, “Defeat always makes you feel bad especially when it comes in such a big game, but, you can’t be cancelling your prior plans because of that and I know for a fact that the party was planned well in advance and I had the knowledge of that a few days ago.”

“I am expecting Cristiano to respond in his usual manner, that is, by scoring and scoring in plenty.”