Cristiano Ronaldo slammed for airplane selfie

Jan 23 2019 03:34 PM
Cristiano Ronaldo slammed for airplane selfie

 Superstars Cristiano Ronaldo can do whatever they want in their personal lives - post as they wish on personal social media accounts but they are also expected to be aware of what has been happening the world, especially in the sport they themselves are involved in. Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo seemed to have not thought of the repercussions he might face as he shared a selfie from inside a plane.

On Tuesday, Ronaldo's Twitter post coincided with the tragic incident involving Cardiff City's new signing Emiliano Sala, who is believed to have died in a plane crash after a light aircraft disappeared en route to the Welsh capital over Channel Island. Cardiff had signed the striker for a fee of 15 million GBP. As the search operations for Sala are underway, Ronaldo clicked a selfie inside a private plane and shared it on his Twitter account. Former England star Gary Lineker was one of the most high-profile names to criticise the Portuguese for his action, as the latter completely ignored the sensitivity of the plane crash.

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However, The picture came after Ronaldo had accepted a EUR 19 million fine in tax evasion case that also saw him being handed a suspended jail term of 23 months. The fee was agreed between the former Real Madrid forward and the Spanish authorities. Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez spent 15 minutes in the courtroom before the trial saw its conclusion For the Argentine striker Sala, the search was suspended after the Guernsey Police found no signs of those on board. John Fitzgerald, the chief officer of the Channel Islands Air Search, admitted that the chances of finding a survivor from the mishap were "reducing very rapidly".

In this image, the plane had left the Nantes airport in north-west France at 19:15 and was flying at 5,000ft when contact with the Jersey air traffic control was made. The plane is said to have lost contact while flying at 2,300ft and went off the radar around the Casquets lighthouse, 13km north-west of Alderney in the Channel Islands.

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