Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the fourth minute of Real Madrid's final preseason friendly against Fiorentina in Warsaw, Poland on Saturday before being substituted at halftime. But in the 75th minute, he re-entered the match in the form of a fuller figured man wearing his kit.
It appeared to take some time before anyone noticed that there was a pitch invader in a full Cristiano Ronaldo kit attempting to blend in with the Real Madrid players as Fiorentina prepared to take a corner kick. Once the players figured it out, they didn't seem to mind his presence. The referee had a word with him as the entire stadium security team must have been celebrating a co-worker's birthday down at the pub, but the man just took up a new position as if he was preparing to defend against the corner kick.
Finally, after a bit of persistence from the referee, the man slowly trotted off the pitch by himself and was met by what was apparently the only member of the stadium's staff at the touchline.
It's kind of surprising more pitch invader haven't tried this disguise in the past, but this could be the start of a new trend.
Video via our friends at Eurosport
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