WATCH: Furious Cristiano Ronaldo throws reporter’s microphone into a lake
Cristiano Ronaldo has vented his mounting frustrations at Euro 2016 by throwing a reporter’s microphone into a nearby lake in Lyon.
The decorated Real Madrid and Portugal forward was walking through Lyon with his teammates on Wednesday morning when he was approached by journalist Diogo Torres from CMTV. In a momentary lapse of composure, Ronaldo grabs the offered microphone and throws it into a lake beside him.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Torres said: “I asked Ronaldo if he was prepared for the match. He didn’t answer. He grabbed my mic and threw it into the lake.
“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.”
Watch the headline-grabbing moment here:
Ronaldo has come under fire for his performances at Euro 2016, where Portugal have failed to win a single game so far. In Saturday’s Group F clash between Portugal and Austria, Ronaldo’s penalty struck the woodwork before another shot on target was ruled offside.
Ronaldo and Portugal will be hoping for a reversal of fortunes against Hungary tonight in the last game of Group F. The runner-up of Group F will face England in the Last 16 on Monday at 8pm.