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Turkey’s Erdogan Says Ronaldo ‘Stand for the Palestinian Cause’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated Cristiano Ronaldo “stands for the Pal*estinian cause” and deplored the Portugal forward being dropped to the bench at the World Cup in Qatar.

Erdogan shared at a youth rally at university campus recently when he was questioned about his thoughts on the World Cup,Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Ronaldo.

“They have wasted Ronaldo,” he replied. “Unfortunately, they have imposed a political ban on him. Sending a footballer like Ronaldo onto the pitch with just 30 minutes remaining in the match ruined his psychology and took away his energy.”

Recep Tayyip, a former semi-professional footballer in Turkey, is well known for his love of the game.

“Ronaldo is someone who stands for the Pal*estinian cause,” stated Erdogan, though it was unclear if he was linking the supposed “political ban” to the footballer’s support for Palestine.

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