Portly pie eater and one-time best player in the world Ronaldo was given a black eye after his impressive debut for Sao Paolo based side Corinthians. Sport reporters were crowding him after he left the field, and he was biffed one in the eye by a microphone-wielding news hound.
The former Barcelona, Inter, Real Madrid and AC Milan striker came on as a 68th minute substitute and looked something like his former self, although the fact it was his first competitive game of football for a year since falling foul to yet another knee injury blunted his edge somewhat. But nonetheless the coach was happy.
“It was a good debut for Ronaldo,” he said. “He moved well and even tried some of his typical moves. It was an important first step to overcome and with times things should get easier. We will talk to him and see how he felt.” He was probably fine until being assaulted by a news hungry hack with a editor (metaphorically) up his backside.