Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is often in the news for things he does with his feet. Things have been no different in the past couple of days, as the Portugal captain’s being slammed on social media for posting a photo of himself standing with his foot on the base of a Buddha statue.
“Bom dia,” – Portuguese for ‘Good day,’ was the only message Ronaldo had for his followers when he uploaded the photo to his Instagram account on Thursday.
Although the photo has received millions of likes, many found it offensive. For example, more than 73,500 people have clicked on the ‘Angry’ button beneath the Facebook version of the post.
“Not good,” was one Instagram commenter’s pithy rebuke.
“Please show respect toward(s) religion,” said another, echoing the sentiments of several others who’d left Ronaldo messages to express their displeasure. While some made their feelings known gently, others were far less polite.