When football legend Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Tehran with his team Al-Nassr to play against Persepolis, lots of fans were waiting for him.
Among them, there was a young boy named Adrian who desperately wanted to meet his idol and started crying because he couldn’t.
Fans swarmed Portuguese football legend Cristiano Ronaldo upon his arrival in Iran on Monday ahead of a match between his club, Al-Nassr, and Persepolis FC in the AFC Champions League.
The match between Persepolis and Al-Nassr was played behind closed doors at the 100,000-seater Azadi Stadium due to a ban by the AFC over licensing regulations.
Despite the lack of fans in attendance, it was a memorable night for Adrian, who eventually got to meet his football hero after his video of crying hysterically went viral on social media.
Heartwarming moment in Iran :
A young boy’s dream came true as Cristiano Ronaldo granted his wish to meet before his match in the AFC tomorrow! ⚽❤️ pic.twitter.com/lVdH2w2pOs
— Total Randomness (@totalrondom) September 18, 2023
The officials from Al-Nassr noticed Adrian and decided to make him happy. They took him to Ronaldo’s room where the football legend had a nice chat with Adrian.
🌟 What a heartwarming twist! Ronaldo took time to meet the crying boy, turning tears into smiles.
A magical moment of football connecting heroes with their littlest fans. ⚽🤗#ACL2023#CristianoRonaldo in #Iran#النصر_بيرسبوليس#النصر_برسبوليس#AlNassrpic.twitter.com/d84CHvbcGn
— Saudi League BUZZ (@SaudiLeagueBuzz) September 18, 2023
The athlete gave his young fan a shirt with his name on it, and even took a picture with him.
— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) September 19, 2023
Earlier on September 19, Cristiano Ronaldo also met a differently-abled Iranian artist.
Earlier, Portugal’s football sensation and former Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo, is reportedly taking legal action against Juventus over £17 million in unpaid wages.
According to reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo has indicated that he previously discussed the matter with the Turin Prosecutor’s Office and decided to proceed legally after those conversations.
The five-time Ballon d’Or recipient had previously agreed to defer his salary from the Italian club during the pandemic to assist with their financial difficulties.
The unpaid wages stem from the period when Juventus, like all soccer clubs, faced the challenges of Covid-19 outbreaks, leading to matches being played behind closed doors for most of the 2020-21 season.