Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 30th birthday party on Saturday night right after Real Madrid’s 4-0 defeat against city rivals Atletico Madrid. Eight Los Blancos players attended the event at a restaurant in Madrid, causing a great controversy and upsetting many fans.
Keylor Navas, Marcelo, Fabio Coentrao, Sami Khedira, Pepe, James Rodriguez and Luka Modric joined Ronaldo in a party that gathered 150 friends of the Portuguese star. Assistant coaches Fernando Hierro and Paul Clement also showed up.
Colombian singer Kevin Roldan performed at the party and sang karaoke with Cristiano Ronaldo. Don’t miss their performance in the following video Ronldan posted on Instagram:
Rompiendo tarima Feliz cumpleaños @cristiano Madrid – España Si No Te Enamoras #KevinRoldan #Cristiano #Ronaldo #CR7 gracias Dios excelente experiencia, de Cali-Colombia para el Mundo.
Ronaldo turned 30 years old on February 5th, and he had been planning this party for a long time. He had picked this date knowing that the team would have two free days after the derby.
Yet, after the players put in such a poor performance against Atletico, many fans have criticized them for going out after the match. According to Spanish press, Florentino Perez isn’t happy either, and he wants to talk to the squad in person to ask them for a change in their attitude.
Captains Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos, who didn’t attend the party, are also upset according to reports, especially since half of the players who went to the party were injured.
Many other fans have also shown their understanding, arguing that not cancelling the event was the normal thing to do when preparation had taken so much time and effort.
Yet, Madrid-based newspapers are burning these days with the heated debate, and it looks like the party will have certain consequences.