The world has in many ways been turned upside down, so news that doesn’t hold up comes daily. There has long been talk of one of football’s and the world’s biggest stars with 525 million followers on Instagram signing a €200 million a year deal with Al-Nassr.
This is another step for Saudi Arabia in their campaign to win the World Cup in 2030.
At the same time that no club in Europe wants Cristiano Ronaldo, both because of the salary he demands and what he does to the rest of the team, he has negotiated a transfer to the world’s worst dictatorship. A football legend chooses to end his career with 200 million silver coins a year.
The hope is that Ronaldo will make you forget 9/11, state-sponsored terror across Europe, the murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey, bombing Yemen back to the Stone Age, training 3 million fundamentalists and terrorists through Madras , hanging of “wizards and witches” as well as others who believe in magic (Harry Potter is forbidden), oppression of women and general contempt for human life.
Ronaldo himself has no problems with what he is now doing and is focused on football: “I am looking forward to a new experience in another league and another country. I am very much looking forward to helping the team to success together with my teammates”.
Ronaldo has also played for Manchester United, Sporting, Real Madrid and Juventus. He has won both the Champions League and the Ballon d’Or five times, in addition to winning the EC with Portugal in 2016.
History in the making. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves. Welcome @Cristiano to your new home @AlNassrFC pic.twitter.com/oan7nu8NWC
— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) December 30, 2022
One can hope that Saudi Arabia’s desire for the World Cup and international recognition will make them restrain themselves somewhat and stop supporting fascism around the world, including Russia’s warfare in Ukraine and the Maga movement in the United States. – But we doubt it, as long as the vast majority are willing to buy.