‘Why are we here?’ South African media ‘surprised’ by Ronaldo’s slip of the tongue

Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr)’s slip of the tongue was interestingly covered by the South African media.

On the 4th (Korean time), Ronaldo held a press conference to join Al Nasr at Mrsulpark in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. At the conference room, interest in Ronaldo was so hot that Ronaldo’s name was called or even the sound of ‘shuuu’ to express Ronaldo’s ceremony was hot. 

However, Ronaldo made a mistake during an interview in English. “Football is different. For me, coming to South Africa is not the end of my career,” said Ronaldo. “This is why I want to change. To be honest, I don’t really care what people say.” 

Ronaldo’s ‘South Africa’ here is a misspelling of ‘Saudi Arabia’. It was a simple mistake, but it was also an embarrassing moment when he officially faced the Al-Nasr club, which pays him 200 million euros (269.7 billion won) a year. 

Then, the South African press was surprised. The country name of South Africa is ‘South Africa’. The South African media ‘The South African’ interestingly introduced, 메이저놀이터 “Soccer superstar Ronaldo made a funny mistake at the Al Nasr press conference saying he had moved to South Africa.” 

The media said, “Ronaldo received an enthusiastic welcome at Mrsul Park, which accommodates 25,000 people, wearing the uniform of his new club, Al Nasr.” It is becoming a hot topic on social media while saying it as if it has been done.” 

In addition, while releasing a video of Ronaldo making a mistake in his words, he added, “Ronaldo did not realize his mistake.” 

Meanwhile, British media such as ‘Daily Mail’, ‘Independent’, ‘Sky Sports’ and ‘Talk Sports’ all reported Ronaldo’s slip of the tongue. These media outlets ridiculed Ronaldo’s remarks by conveying social media content such as “Ronaldo admitted that he was happy in Africa after joining Al Nasr in Saudi Arabia” and “Are you going to Saudi Arabia or South Africa?”