Cristiano Ronaldo storms off the pitch after watching Al-Hilal’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic wins Riyadh Cup finals MVP award – before Al-Nassr star launches his runners-up medal into the crowd

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An eagle-eyed fan has filmed a furious Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the pitch after watching Al-Hilal’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic being awarded the finals MVP for the Riyadh Cup – before launching his runners-up medal into the crowd.

After suffering a 2-0 defeat in the Riyadh Seasons Cup final, Ronaldo watched the awards ceremony from afar as Milinkovic-Savic collected his trophy along with Aleksandar Mitrovic winning the Player of the Tournament award.

A less-than-impressed Ronaldo then appears to have enough before heading down the tunnel.  

Before heading to the changing rooms, Ronaldo then whips off his silver medal and launches it high into the air and into the stands. 

It’s another bitter blow for the Portuguese star, who was beaten to the best player of the Club Arab Champions Cup in pre-season by none other than Milinkovic-Savic.

The Portuguese star then launched his runners-up medal into the crowd

A fuming Cristiano Ronaldo launched his Riyadh Cup runners-up medal into crowd

Ronaldo watched Sergej Milinkovic-Savic pick up the finals MVP award moments before

Ronaldo watched Sergej Milinkovic-Savic pick up the finals MVP award moments before

The Portuguese superstar had an eventful night on Wednesday as his Al-Nassr side suffered a 2-0 defeat in the Riyadh Season Cup final at the Kingdom Arena.

Goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Salem Aldawsari helped the Saudi Pro League leaders to a comfortable win. 

It was a night to forget for Ronaldo, who made the headlines for all the wrong reasons following a series of outbursts.

The 39-year-old was unable to ignore fans in the stadium chanting ‘Messi, Messi, Messi’. Footage on social media appeared to show the former Real Madrid striker responding with some annoyance. 

‘I am here, not Messi,’ Ronaldo appeared to say to the fans on Thursday night. 

The Al-Nassr skipper’s anger boiled over at another point of the game, as he received a yellow card from referee Tori Penso for smashing the ball into the stands. 

Upset by the decision to award a free-kick to the opposition, Ronaldo couldn’t resist launching the ball into the crowd. 

Cristiano Ronaldo showed his frustrations after Al-Nassr's defeat on Thursday night in bizarre fashion

The forward seemed to rub an Al-Hilal shirt on his crotch

Cristiano Ronaldo showed his frustrations after Al-Nassr’s defeat on Thursday night in bizarre fashion, after a fan threw an Al-Hilal shirt at him

On a surreal night in the Gulf State, that included an appearance from WWE legend The Undertaker, Ronaldo was not done with his antics. 

Footage that appeared on X, formerly known as Twitter, showed the forward walking down the tunnel at the Kingdom Arena, before a fan threw an Al-Hilal shirt at him.

As he approached the tunnel, he picked the shirt up before seemingly rubbing it against his crotch and throwing it back towards the crowd in frustration.

It appeared as though the only shirts that were thrown towards the star were that of the rival team, in an attempt to goad the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Ronaldo then continued down the tunnel, followed by his team-mates, before the video ended.

Ronaldo was also caught fuming at an unsuspecting member of support staff as he led his squad to pick up their runners-up medals 

With his path down the guard of honour obstructed by the official, Ronaldo threw his hands up in frustration and proceeded down the line stony-faced. 

Before the game, Ronaldo watched on as ‘The Deadman’ made a surprise appearance before the Riyadh Season Cup game.

WWE legend The Undertaker made a surprise appearance at the Kingdom Arena on Thursday night

WWE legend The Undertaker made a surprise appearance at the Kingdom Arena on Thursday night

Ronaldo, who recently celebrated his 39th birthday, stood in line on Thursday, before the wrestling icon appeared. With his theme music blaring out at the venue, The Undertaker wandered out of the tunnel at the Kingdom Arena, in his full WWE attire.

The cult legend made his way out onto the pitch, as both teams lined up prior to kick-off before getting his hand on the Riyadh Season Cup.



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