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WATCH: Angry Saudi journalist mocks Ronaldo & his 'Siu' celebration as he leaves stadium in a huff after Al-Nassr Super Cup loss

  • Ronaldo faltered in 3-1 loss
  • Al-Nassr knocked out of Super Cup
  • Enraged journalist mocked his celebration

WHAT HAPPENED? The Portugal star failed to get on the scoresheet and spurned a golden opportunity early on, as his new side crashed out of Saudi Arabia's four-team tournament on Thursday after losing 3-1 to Al-Ittihad. His performance seemingly left Al-Faryan frustrated, who mocked Ronaldo's celebration after the match, exclaiming: "He didn't score any. You [other supporters] bothered us. You said he will score four goals and celebrate 'Siu'!".

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Contrary to rumours on social media, Al-Faryan is a journalist - not one of Al-Nassr's owners - and follows the Saudi national team and domestic clubs wherever they may be. He is not the only one to criticise Ronaldo, though, after Al-Nassr manager Rudi Garcia blamed his first-half miss for the loss. The result means the 37-year-old is yet to score a competitive goal in 180 minutes for his new club.

WHAT NEXT FOR RONALDO? He will have to wait just over a week to open his account, when Al-Nassr travel to Al Fateh on February 3 hoping to maintain their three-point advantage at the top of the Saudi Pro League.