Ronaldo flashes legs, internet goes into meme frenzy

30 Jun, 2018 19:36
Ronaldo flashes legs, internet goes into meme frenzy
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Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is not exactly the retiring type but a flash of leg during his team’s World Cup last 16 game against Uruguay has prompted particular online mockery.

Lining up to take a first-half free-kick at Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Ronaldo struck his trademark wide-legged stance, although he appeared to hitch his shorts up even higher than usual, revealing his well-sculpted thighs.

The flash of leg prompted some less than complementary comparisons online as social media users got creative with their meme-making.

Ronaldo is clearly proud of his pins, and earlier in the week the Portugal team had posted this picture from their training camp in Russia, with CR7 adopting the same high-roll look with his shorts.