Well, this is awkward.
During a World Cup promotional event in Paris, French sports minister Valerie Fourneyron mistakenly introduced Brazilian legend Ronaldo as, wait for it, “Cristiano Ronaldo.”
To Ronaldo’s credit he just stands there and smiles as Fourneyron realizes her gaffe. If you recall, “El Fenomeno” was at the center of Verde-Amarela's disappointing 1998 World Cup run in France where the former Barcelona and Real Madrid great reportedly suffered convulsions in his sleep before Brazil's cup final match against France.
Sure, it’s been nearly three years since Ronaldo last played football, but this kind of mistake — in France of all places — cannot be a boost for the strength of Ronaldo’s legacy.