*UPDATE* There’s a rumor floating around that Ronaldo did it in support of Erik Ortiz Cruz, and that the haircut is an homage to the young child’s scar from his surgery to remove a brain tumor. While not yet confirmed, if true, good on Ronaldo for taking time on the world’s biggest stage to recognize someone less fortunate.
While Cristiano Ronaldo’s sick handles were impressive, it was his new haircut that stole the show during the first half of the USA-Portugal World Cup match on Sunday. Between the Zorro-esque head piece and Ronaldo taking on the land of the free, he was ripe for Twitter’s hating. Following is a collection of the best reactions to his new ‘do in 140 characters or less.
Sweet haircut, Ronaldo
— Josh Scobee (@JoshScobee10) June 22, 2014
Ronaldo’s hair is an embarrassment to mankind. It’s like Bosworthian in its awfulness.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 22, 2014
Haha Ronaldo’s hair, amirite? (I’m terrified of him)
— netw3rk (@netw3rk) June 22, 2014
ronaldo got lines in his head, bruh? if he did pledge kappa, he’d be the MAN in houston.
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) June 22, 2014
Oh, ronaldo got a new haircut..Fancy
— Andy Samuels (@andysamuelsx) June 22, 2014
Very brave of Ronaldo to play today’s game after his drunken brawl with Zorro last night pic.twitter.com/RnlKeacdDA
— Matt Ford (@fordm) June 22, 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo looks like a guy who would really love “Mixology.”
— Daniel Fienberg (@HitFixDaniel) June 22, 2014
Ronaldo’s barber jacked up his head. What’s the z for? Zorro?
— Matt Prokop (@mattpro13) June 22, 2014
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 22, 2014
Ronaldo’s hair hanging together magnificently tonight.
— John Green (@sportswithjohn) June 22, 2014
Ronaldo looks like a slimy west end club promoter. Don’t @ me.
— VUJ (@TheVujanic) June 22, 2014
Sources say Anthony Mason cut Ronaldo’s hair…..
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) June 22, 2014
That Ronaldo haircut is the kind you get after you pass out drunk on your friend’s couch.
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) June 22, 2014
Ronaldo looks like a backup dancer in a Backstreet Boys video.
— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) June 22, 2014
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 22, 2014
— Terez Owens (@TerezOwens) June 22, 2014
Oh yeah, and because we have to address his ridiculously perfect eyebrows.
Ronaldo has better manicured eyebrows than any of my female friends. Beautiful, but scary.
— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) June 22, 2014