The Butterfly effect: Moth flies onto crying Ronaldo, internet goes into meltdown
He later left the pitch on a stretcher with a heavily bandaged knee.
Ronaldo stretchered off after a brutal tackle by a moth— Old Holborn ✘ (@Holbornlolz) July 10, 2016
Social media meanwhile has been going into meltdown with the epic image of Ronaldo and the butterfly/moth quickly going viral.
Ronaldo & the moth is the new Winnie the Pooh & the butterfly! pic.twitter.com/5r7hKvgtWO— Sarah✨ (@Sazzyness) July 10, 2016
Ronaldo is crying 😭 even the butterfly felt his pain lol— OhShera.. (@SukhRai16) July 10, 2016
The twitteratti are differing on whether the winged creature is a butterfly comforting Ronaldo or a moth attacking him but are equally moved and amused by the incident.
The Ronaldo moth has just been subject of a £50m bid from Chinese Club Guangzhou Evergrande.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 10, 2016
Did that moth just drink the tears of Ronaldo!— Matt Kean (@matt__kean) July 10, 2016
Have just landed at Stansted and the news that Ronaldo was crying with a moth on his face has cheered me up no end— Emma Kelly (@TooManyEmmas) July 10, 2016
I wonder if Ronaldo will remembered as the CL winner/record breaking goalscorer or just that guy who got injured by a moth in the final— Aaron (@aaronelli) July 10, 2016
Some suggested it had more sinister motives and was in fact the ghost of Messi mocking Ronaldo.
Butterfly came as the ghost of Messi taunting Ronaldo u know pic.twitter.com/rwNsBa5WgP— Vimto Papi (@Abz_Arsenal) July 10, 2016
Who said the moth was messi 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭— Knighty (@LeonKnight_) July 10, 2016
Either way it now has a range of Twitter accounts called Ronaldo’s moth in its honor.
Thousands of moths invaded the pitch prior to kick off with players having to fight them off during the warm up. The moths are thought to have been attracted by the warm weather and the light which had been left on at the stadium the night before.