Jason Cundy, a former player for Chelsea, mocked Cristiano Ronaldo for leaving the field early in the 2-0 loss to Manchester United.
The legendary Portuguese player was benched for the 2-0 victory over Tottenham; outraged by Erik ten Hag’s selection, the 37-year-old returned to the locker room just before the end of the game.
Late in the game, cameras caught the former Juventus and Real Madrid star stumbling down the tunnel.
Fred and Bruno Fernandes scored Manchester United’s goals, and Cundy called the Portugal international a “disgrace.”
All of it is for show. Because of this, I wouldn’t choose Ronaldo for Chelsea. The burden,” he said to talkSPORT.
“He is a fantastic footballer and he will score goals, but that’s the reason.
“[Erik] Ten Hag still has a problem with him, and January can’t come quick enough for Ten Hag to move him on. He wants to move on, there’s petulance.
“And what does that do to the other players? Unquestionably…that kind of public petulance is unacceptable and unfair.
Imagine if Ronaldo did that while you were a young player looking up to him.
“For Ronaldo to do it during the game, it’s slapping Ten Hag in the face.”