Cristiano Ronaldo Throws Reporters Microphone Into Lake
Someone was not in the mood.
Cristiano Ronaldo was out for a leisurely stroll with his compatriots near the team hotel in Lyon when he was approached by a journalist for comment.
The soccer star snatched the reporter’s microphone out of his hand and launched it into a nearby lake.
Diogo Torres of CMTV tried to conduct a live interview with the Portugal forward early on Wednesday when the incident happened. The squad was preparing for their final Group F game against Hungary later in the day.
“I asked Ronaldo if he was prepared for the match,” Torres told BBC Sport. “He didn’t answer. He grabbed my mic and threw it into the lake.“
“I’m not sure why he did it. I think it was a momentary thing. I think he would not have done it if he had thought about it. We are a TV channel of a major newspaper in Portugal. We produce a lot of news about him. Some of it he doesn’t like. Perhaps that’s why he did it. But it wasn’t a personal thing.”
“I’ve not had an apology from Ronaldo or the team. We traveled to France on the same plane with the players and will fly back with them.”