Watch: Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo gets ID’d by Euro 2020 security guard
Despite being one of the most iconic footballers of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo was made to identify himself to security before Portugal’s Euro 2020 opener against Hungary.
Ronaldo hit the headlines in the week after removing a Coca-Cola bottle from a press conference and advising people to “drink water” instead.
He then attempted to enter the Puskas Arena ahead of the match against Hungary, only to be stopped by a security guard. The guard takes a quick look at Ronaldo’s ID badge before allowing him inside.
The 36-year-old made a big impact once inside the stadium, scoring twice in a 3-0 win to become the top scorer in European Championship history.
“It’s an obscene record,” former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville told ITV Sport after the game. “One hundred and six goals for his country is absolutely ridiculous, and he continues to beat individual record after individual record.
“I said before the game players when they give interviews before the game quite often refer to the team. He does refer to the team, but he also wants to be the best player in the world and seen as one of the greatest of all-time in terms of scoring more goals than anyone and he’ll go and do it.”
We stan a proper security guard 😅👏
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 16, 2021