Ronaldo’s emotional rollercoaster: Internet reacts to Portugal’s Euro 2016 victory
The internet has deemed the event as further proof that this is the year of the underdogs and social media users have came out in their droves to congratulate Portugal.
Even the Eiffel Tower saluted the new champions.
The game will be as much remembered for Ronaldo’s display of emotion and a certain moth as it will for the football.
The Portuguese captain exited the game on a stretcher due to a knee injury but not before an epic moment of tragedy where he broke down in tears only to be comforted by a stray moth lingering on his face.
The moment quickly became an internet meme and Ronaldo’s moth now has several Twitter accounts.
Football fans also noticed Ronaldo’s coaching skills which he demonstrated by urging his side on from the touchline at the end of the match.
Ronaldo. One game as Coach of Portugal. One Trophy— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) July 10, 2016
It appears that the hosts had been somewhat overconfident that they would be crowned European champions, even splashing out on a winners bus prematurely.
Many have shared images and videos of the bus mocking the team’s cockiness.