Euro 2016: What Cristiano Ronaldo Really Told Aron Gunnarsson When Asked To Swap Shirts TrendyVoice

19 June 2016

Euro 2016: What Cristiano Ronaldo Really Told Aron Gunnarsson When Asked To Swap Shirts

Cristiano Ronaldo was in the news for all the wrong
reasons after Portugal drew 1-1 with Iceland in their
first Group F encounter at UEFA Euro 2016. The Real
Madrid forward had spoken of Iceland's small team
mentality and criticised them for celebrating a draw.

"Iceland didn't try anything," Ronaldo had said.
"They were just 'defend, defend, defend' and playing
on the counter-attack.

"It was a lucky night for them. We should have three
points but we are okay. I thought they'd won the
Euros the way they celebrated at the end."

While Ronaldo was visibly upset after the game, he
was approached by Aron Gunnarsson to swap shirts
seconds after the last kick of the game – a Ronaldo
free-kick that crashed into a resolute Iceland wall.
The Cardiff City player went over to Ronaldo and
asked if they could swap shirts.

But Ronaldo refused and said something to
Gunnarsson which wasn't audible on television. But
certain media outlets reported that Ronaldo had
looked down upon him and asked, "Who are you?"

The Portuguese star was roundly criticised for that
move and faced a lot of flak on social media when the
reports did the rounds. However, Gunnarsson
confirmed that that was actually not the case.

Ronaldo said he would swap jerseys in the
dressing room: Gunnarsson

At a press conference ahead of Iceland's second
match against Hungary at the Velodrome in
Marseille, Gunnarsson explained what actually took
place when he asked for Ronaldo's shirt.

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"It is true that I asked for his shirt," the Iceland
defender said. "But he did not ask me who I was. He
said, 'No problem. But inside (in the dressing room).'

"It's something I wanted to do. I am a big Manchester
United fan and he played for Manchester United so
that's why I wanted to change shirts with him.

"I'm tired of this [false] story and I just want to focus
on the next game. That is in the past and I will have
no more to say."

While Gunnarsson had nothing more to say, his
teammate Kari Arnason did have a lot to say
following Ronaldo's outburst.

"He's just a sore loser," Arnason said. "He didn't
want to lose the game. What does he expect; for us
to play like Barcelona against him?

"He fannies about and dives around. Obviously, we
were the underdog, we played like the underdog and
we were unlucky not to win the game."

Hungary are currently top of the group with three
points after they upset Austria in the first game while
Portugal and Iceland are on a point apiece. While
Iceland take on Hungary in Marseilles, Portugal and
Austria face off at the Parc des Princes in Paris on

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