Cristiano Ronaldo proved to be a one man wrecking ball for Juventus, scoring all three of their goals in the team’s epic 3-2 comeback win over Atletico Madrid in their March 12 Champions League match up. As if personally defeating the Spanish squad with his hat trick wasn’t enough, the 34-year-old openly mocked Atletico’s manager Diego Simeone‘s celebration dance where he thrusts his genitals forward and cups them with his hands. Fans went absolutely nuts at the amazing shade. Diego had made the same gesture when his team beat Juventus in late February, so Cristiano got the last laugh, as well as the honor of knocking Atletico out and moving his team on to the Champions League quarterfinals.
Diego made the motion where he put his hands to his genitals on Feb. 20 during Atletico’s Champions League round-of-16 first leg.clash against Juventus when his team took the lead in the 78th minute 1-0, ultimately winning 2-0. It shocked the fans inside Wanda Metropolitano. The 48-year-old Argentine later apologized for the lewd gesture — something that became his he had done before in his many years as a professional player — saying he did it “from the heart.”
After the Feb. 20 win over Juventus, he explained unapologetically to reporters the next day about the gesture that “It means we have balls, a lot of balls. To put in Costa and Koke after so long out, you must have balls and I have them. I wanted to show our fans what I was feeling. I did it [when I was a player] in a Lazio vs. Bologna game.”
For Cristiano to bring it back and mock Diego with his epic diss set the Twittersphere on fire. “Cristiano Ronaldo showing Diego Simeone he’s got balls,” one fan wrote with a crying emoji next to the pic of him making the motion. “What Diego Simeone can do, Cristiano Ronaldo can do better,” another fan wrote comparing the gestures. “Cristiano Ronaldo mocks Diego Simeone with his own celebration The disrespect,” one person marveled along with a laughing/crying emoji. Cristiano Ronaldo does the same celebration Diego Simeone did just last week against Juventus. You got to love this man…” another tweeted with applause emoji’s.
Of course he did the Simeone celebration. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/GiykNRTegr
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) March 12, 2019