It’s no secret that Cristiano Ronaldo pays great attention to the way he looks.
But the Real Madrid star took vanity to a whole new level on Sunday after receiving a boot to the head while scoring a diving header Los Blancos’ sixth goal in the 7-1 rout of Deportivo La Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Ronaldo’s bravery left him lying on the ground with a gash and a bloodied face. When the team doctor raced onto the pitch to patch him up, Ronaldo couldn’t resist grabbing the doc’s phone to survey the damage.
This spontaneous show of self-love saw some fans and pundits give the Portuguese poser a hard time.
Ronaldo walks to sideline w/ Doc, asks him to hand over phone to see what cut looks like, does 'it's over' gesture and straight down tunnel
— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) January 21, 2018
Have I really just seen Ronaldo get a phone on the pitch to check his face injury? cannot believe my eyes ?
— Lawrence Shankland (@Shankland_25) January 21, 2018
— Martin Curran (@martincurran83) January 21, 2018
Ronaldo gets kicked in face. Ronaldo gets camera phone to see damage. That's the most Ronaldo thing I've ever seen in my life and is almost as bad as this… pic.twitter.com/PilkQ3Vnha
— Roger Gonzalez (@RGonzalezCBS) January 21, 2018
I’ve seen everything in football now… Cristiano Ronaldo asking the club doctor for his phone to take a look at the cut on his face! ?#selfieforlater
— Greg Dimsey (@GDimsey89) January 21, 2018
Ronaldo fans though, couldn’t see the problem.
I don't get what's wrong with Ronaldo checking a cut on his head. Can someone let me know, please.
— Adam McKola (@AdamMcKola) January 21, 2018
People actually saying Ronaldo checking his wound is wrong? What word do we live in? Guess even I’ll do the same if I get a cut that covers my entire face in blood. Pretty human thing to me.
— Robin (@Dybalance) January 21, 2018
Ronaldo checked his cut with a phone and it is suddenly a big deal!
— Entadaplace dot com (@entadaplace) January 21, 2018
What's wrong with Ronaldo checking the cut on his face with a phone ?! ?♂️ Most people would do the same so they can see the cut.
— Nuzul Shahrizal (@nuzulshahrizalz) January 21, 2018
Where do you stand?