IT was a dream of two halves for a football fan dubbed “Wrongaldo”.

Score a penalty in the warm-up in front of a packed stand. Then celebrate like Cristiano Ronaldo. Sadly for him, but happily for the crowd, it didn’t turn out quite right.

At this stage all is perfect as the fan slots him his spot-kick as calmly as even Cristiano Ronaldo would

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At this stage all is perfect as the fan slots him his spot-kick as calmly as even Cristiano Ronaldo wouldCredit: TikTok / @ionut_mirelps3
And it's still going pretty well here too as he spins round to launch his Ronaldo-style goal celebration

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And it’s still going pretty well here too as he spins round to launch his Ronaldo-style goal celebrationCredit: TikTok / @ionut_mirelps3
But this is how it ends as the fan is face down and with nowhere to hide after slipping over when trying to complete the Siu goal salute

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But this is how it ends as the fan is face down and with nowhere to hide after slipping over when trying to complete the Siu goal saluteCredit: TikTok / @ionut_mirelps3

The first half went to plan – a calm run-up and a spot-kick sidefooted into the corner.

But after turning to celebrate it all unravelled – once he had jumped a mighty five or six inches off the ground to attempt Ronaldo’s famous Siu celebration.

Up went the body and out went the arms as he spun round – but down went his head as he faceplanted the penalty area with greater velocity than a Ronaldo volley.

The crowd changed from gentle applause for his spot-kick to huge roars of approval as he hit the deck.

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Armchair observers on Tiktok were just as amused – one calling him “Wrongaldo” and another saying “Emotional Damage”.

But some sympathetic fans imagined themselves in his shoes – with their own big chance to impress.

This post summed that up: “Every night when he closes his eyes this will play on repeat.”

And another said: “The peak of his life… destroyed.”

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Unfortunately, the fan’s experience symbolises Ronaldo’s current state of play with Manchester United.

He was banished to the Under-21s after refusing to come on as a late sub in last Wednesday’s 2-0 win against Tottenham.

The unsettled Portugal legend, 37, is back in the first-team fold now.

But if he was hoping of a return to first club Sporting Lisbon, his home country giants have just revealed they can’t afford his wages.


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