Watch Cristiano Ronaldo throw reporter’s microphone into a lake

Video: Real Madrid attacker wasn’t too impressed by the CMTV reporter

When a reporter from Portuguese news channel CMTV asks Cristiano Ronaldo 'Are you ready for today's game?' hours before Portugal's clash with Hungary, he responds by grabbing the microphone and throwing it into a lake. video: CMTV

 

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t take too kindly to being disturbed on his morning stroll ahead of Wednesday’s final group game against Hungary.

The Real Madrid attacker responded to having a microphone placed in front of his mouth - by throwing it into a lake!

It’s been a frustrating Euro 2016 for Ronaldo so far - missing a penalty to beat Austria in the last game, being criticised for his comments about Iceland’s ‘small mentality’ after their draw in the first game - and it seems his emotions have finally gotten the better of him.

Social media was quick to suggest that the reporter, working for Portuguese TV, was asking Ronaldo about the exploits of Lionel Messi in Argentina’s emphatic Copa America semi-final win the night before. But there does not appear to be any truth in that particular rumour.

Portugal manager Fernando Santos was asked on Tuesday about Ronaldo’s prickly mood so far in the tournament: “After the first match your stories were that Cristiano was all smiles and now it is that he’s not smiling. I am sure he will get over everything and do what he does best. He’s always proved that what he does best is score and I’m sure he will do everything to be anxiety free to score.”

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