Frustration among organisers is evident, turning an anticipated visit into a debacle for Ronaldo and his team
Days after Al Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo apologised for the delayed friendlies in China, the fallout continued as the team was seen travelling in a regular bus instead of the expected tour bus, fueling criticism on social media, Essentially Sports reported.
The frustration among organisers is evident, turning what was anticipated as a special visit into an unfortunate debacle for the Portuguese star and his team.
The China tour, initially met with enthusiasm and special preparations, ended with disappointment as the matches were postponed. The departure from the country saw the team using a regular bus, a stark deviation from the usual arrangements for travelling teams. Social media users seized the opportunity to troll Cristiano Ronaldo and Al Nassr for not fulfilling the anticipated friendlies.
Despite the current backlash, there’s a likelihood of Al Nassr returning to China, evidenced by a rescheduled tour date on a booking platform for 30th September. Cristiano Ronaldo has assured fans of the team’s future visit, suggesting a potential comeback later this year.
The decision to cancel the tour stemmed from Ronaldo’s unfitness to play in the friendlies, leading to protests by hundreds of disappointed fans outside the team’s hotel.
The situation escalated to the point where law enforcement had to intervene to maintain order and prevent damage to hotel property. The Al Nassr saga in China unfolds with uncertainty about Ronaldo’s presence in the rescheduled matches and lingering frustrations among disappointed fans.