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.
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.
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.