Words by Olabode Emmanuel Olawumi
Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has just won himself a new fan. I was surfing the internet some minutes ago, when I came across a headline: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo dresses up as a homeless man & pranks Madrid with his football skills‘, I quickly clicked the link to find out what it was all about.
Upon viewing the video, I was stunned as I watched one of the world’s greatest footballers disguise as a homeless person. The video which was meant to prank Real Madrid public showed the Ballon d’Or holder display his freestyle tricks.
Concealing his identity, the Portugal star, showed off his skills, interacting with passers by. He hoped to find someone join him in his little fun. He was ignored (most of us would have). One passing pretty lady even rejected Ronaldo’s request for her number (quite sad).
Finally, a lad passing by joined the Potrugese star. ‘Show me what you’ve got’, Ronaldo told the young boy. We briefly Ronaldo display his dribbling skills before the young boy. C.Ronaldo eventully strips off his disguise and presents the ball to the child, after signing his autograph. Afterwards, we see crowds flock around the star for pictures. The once beardless man who was initially ignored transitioned into the celebrity everyone wanted to get a glimpse of. What an irony of life!
I really do not care, if the video is for promotional purpose or not. What is certain is that, embedded in that video are real life lessons that everyone must take note of.