Coufal shares tear-jerking Ronaldo video on social media
West Ham ace Vladimir Coufal has shared a tear-jerking Cristiano Ronaldo video on social media that shows footballers are human.
If there is one West Ham player who has experienced the personal highs and lows of club and international football in recent years, it is Coufal.
And in that sense, he can at least empathize with a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.
After his debut season at West Ham, Coufal was rated as one of the best right-backs in Europe.
But fast forward to earlier this season, and he was being abused by his own so-called supporters.
The Czech full-back has also faced grief and criticism in his homeland. After the highlights of their performances at the Euros last year, the Czech Republic failed to qualify for the World Cup.
That online abuse from keyboard warriors pretending to be West Ham fans prompted an impassioned defense from Hammers defender Carlton Cole at the time.
Coufal spoke in depth about his career in an interview with Bezfrazi. In that interview, the West Ham full-back actually talks a lot about Ronaldo, a player and person he clearly admires.
The Hammers man talks a lot about players not being robots and having feelings in that interview.
There was understandably a lot of attention surrounding Ronaldo’s participation with Portugal over in Qatar.
But like Declan Rice and Lucas Paqueta, the superstar was also sent out of the tournament.
Now West Ham ace Coufal has shared a tear-jerking Ronaldo video on social media that shows footballers are human.
Despite being hailed as one of the greatest players of all time, with all the fame and money anyone could ever ask for, Ronaldo was seen dejected and in floods of tears following Portugal’s World Cup exit.
West Ham’s number five shared a video showing a close-up of Ronaldo as he walked off the pitch – likely for the last time at a World Cup – which was accompanied by the words: “Enough to make a grown man make cry.”
You can almost see the realization hit Ronaldo as he walks away and is left in floods of tears.
West Ham ace Coufal clearly empathizes with Ronaldo, even if many will derive great pleasure from his sadness.