Disgruntled Korean Fan Hounds Cristiano Ronaldo to Sweden

  • By Yun Dong-been

    August 14, 2019 12:26

    A disappointed Korean football fan has traveled all the way to Sweden to confront Cristiano Ronaldo over his no-show at a highly priced exhibition match in Seoul last month.

    YouTuber Kwak Ji-hyuk on Monday posted a video that he filmed at a hotel in Stockholm, where the Italian club stayed for the final in the International Champions Cup on Sunday.

    As Ronaldo appeared in the lobby, Kwak shouted at him, "Why didn't you play in Korea?" while holding a sign demanding an explanation for his no-show.

    Ronaldo studiously ignored Kwak as he signed autographs and took pictures with fans and left.

    Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus talks to fans in a hotel in Stockholm in this video grab from YouTuber Kwak Ji-hyuk on Monday.

    Kwak also ambushed the club's manager Maurizio Sarri at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport, holding another sign saying that he came all the way to get paid.

    At a press conference after the fraudulent match in Korea, Sarri annoyed fans here by saying that he would pay for flight tickets for those who wish to come to Italy to see Ronaldo play.

    In Stockholm, Sarri told Kwak he "told that thing to the press, not to you" and walked away smiling.

    The video garnered over 2 million views as of Tuesday.

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