Riyadh, 13 July, 2023 (GNP): Renowned Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has captured the hearts of his global fan base with a recent gesture of greeting his fans in Saudi Arabia by offering his salutations in the Islamic way with “Salam Alaikum.”
Currently playing for Saudi club Al-Nassr, Ronaldo’s gesture has particularly resonated with his Muslim supporters.
In a touching display that garnered significant attention, Ronaldo warmly greeted his fans in Saudi Arabia with the Islamic salutation phrase, “Salam Alaikum.”
The heartening video shared on Al-Nassr’s official Instagram account showcased Ronaldo at the club’s training camp in Portugal. The accompanying caption read, “Here he is! Salam Alaikum from the best, joining his club’s camp.”
The athlete’s gesture has been widely praised by fans, as it demonstrates his willingness to engage with Muslim culture and honor his supporters. By extending his respect and appreciation to the Saudi community through this simple act, Ronaldo has further endeared himself to his Muslim fan base.
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The video has since gained significant traction on various social media platforms, accumulating thousands of comments, likes, and shares with many praising how the athlete has inspired others by this simple act.
Earlier, Ronaldo had celebrated his goal with a Sajdah which the Muslim players usually perform after scoring. He took a low bow surrounded by his Al-Nassr teammates as they all cheered and celebrated along with the fans in the stadium.