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Belgians threaten to put Cristiano Ronaldo on a stretcher

Clu_stijn_stijnen Cristiano Ronaldo will have to leave the pitch on a stretcher after two minutes of Portugal's Euro 2008 qualifier against Belgium on Saturday. That is the claim made by Belgian keeper and Ronaldo's fellow professional footballer (ie someone else who relies on people not putting them on stretchers to make a living) Stijn Stijnen.

The Club Brugge goalie said: "After two minutes we will have massacred him so much he will have to leave the pitch on a stretcher. What else do we need to do? Portugal have greater quality and that’s why we have to do things our way."

Belgians threaten to put Cristiano Ronaldo on a stretcher continued

He added: "We have to play with character and not spare our opponents’ tibias. I don’t think my words are shocking. We’re the visiting team." Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly disagrees and thinks the words are shocking. I'm inclined to agree.

Even if Stijnen does dislike Ronaldo enough to think it is acceptable to deliberately threaten his livelihood, surely he has seen this season that the Manchester United winger is at his best under this kind of adversity. A big own goal by the Belgian, I reckon. [Via The Sun, Rob Parker]

March 22, 2007 in International football | Permalink


the belgians are that slow they would never catch ronaldo,anyway people who threaten never do anything.
the real hard men just do it and dont brag about it first

Posted by: PJ | Mar 22, 2007 12:28:22 PM

But why are Belgians so slow?

Posted by: Ollie, Pies Ed. | Mar 22, 2007 1:04:24 PM

Too much beer and fatty stews, Ed! A world traveler like yourself should know those stereotypes a bit better.

Posted by: Justin | Mar 22, 2007 1:44:00 PM

Apologies Justin - I really should. Tintin too?

Posted by: Ollie, Pies Ed. | Mar 22, 2007 2:32:11 PM

Never mind the chips soaked in mayonaise...

Can any of you actually name a Belgium player bar Mpenza? I live next door in Holland and the only one I know is old Ajax lad Wesley Sonck. I thought there was one at Bayern Munich, but I can't be sure.

Posted by: Joe | Mar 22, 2007 11:15:42 PM

What a stupid thing to say when you are about to play Portugal away...cristiano ronaldo is one of portugal's favourite player if the belgians try anything like that they will be the ones leaving on stretchers...he's the best since luis figo ...

Posted by: sandra | Mar 23, 2007 6:12:25 PM

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