Fans are in shock

Fans are in shock

Ronaldo's Chinese fans are in shock after the postponement.

-Our time means nothing. We have traveled 5000 km. We came here for nothing. The organizer must meet us, thunder the fans in a video, appear on, among others TV 2.

Al-Nasr was scheduled to play two friendly matches against Shanghai Shenhua on Wednesday and Zhejiang on Sunday. But now this will come to nothing.

One injured player – Cake icing – Cristiano Ronaldo.

Several videos on social media show fans gathering outside the Al-Nasr Hotel.

Many try to get into the hotel. Chinese gloss hail. It was so heated that Ronaldo had to hold a press conference.

“I want to say sorry to our Chinese fans,” he says.

-I have played football for 22 years. I'm a player who rarely gets injured. As you can see: I'm sorry. I know you're sad too, especially because you love Cristiano. We did not cancel the match. It has been postponed.

Frustration: Chinese fans have traveled far, only to be told there will be no match. Image: NTP
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But it may be a long time until next time. No new date has been set.

Ronaldo is said to be suffering from a minor muscle injury. He is said to be unable to play a match for two weeks.

– Postponement is beyond our control. A statement by Al-Nasr said that there will be new dates.

– We came to Shenzhen with great respect for the Chinese fans, especially Ronaldo fans. Given the close relationship between Saudi Arabia and China, we – Al-Nasr – are ready to complete our training camp as planned in Shenzhen. It is a city that welcomed us warmly and showed us and our leader a lot of love.

Huge crowds: Chinese fans flocked in huge crowds outside the players' hotel.  Cristiano Ronaldo on the bus in the background.  Image: NTP

Huge crowds: Chinese fans flocked in huge crowds outside the players' hotel. Cristiano Ronaldo on the bus in the background. Image: NTP
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Al-Nasr is scheduled to face Inter Miami and Lionel Messi on February 1.

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