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Let’s guess the meaning of Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration against Croatia

Brooks Peck
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal in Portugal's friendly at Croatia on Monday and after he did so, he celebrated by looking out to the stand behind the goal with a big smile and did a "I can't hear you" gesture. Who was this celebration aimed at? Well, there are a few possibilities.

-The Croatian fans: Ronaldo has a bit of history with Croatian supporters. After a Champions League match between Dinamo Zagreb and Real Madrid in 2011, Ronaldo was asked why the home fans jeered him throughout the match. His response: "It is because I am handsome, rich and a great player, because I am envied. I have no other explanation." If the Croatian supporters were giving him a hard time again, this could've been his way of saying he isn't bothered.

-Jose Mourinho: Before Portugal's World Cup qualifier against Russia on Friday, Ronaldo was asked about Mourinho's recent comments about how he "thinks he knows everything." Ronaldo responded by saying, "You think I'm worried about that? I'm concerned with the national team, that's what matters most to me not the opinion of others." Maybe Mourinho was the one he's not listening to?

-Everyone: Perhaps most likely, he could've just been issuing a general warning to the world of "I'm sorry, but I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome I am."

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