Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro, has accused Portugal fans of “spitting on the plate they eat from”.
This comes as the Manchester United forwards faces a lot of criticism in his homeland.
Katia posted a lengthy message on social media defending her brother, after their local media asked for him to be dropped from the national team.
The calls only increased after Portugal lost 1-0 to Spain in the Nations League on Tuesday.
Ronaldo’s struggles are the same at Old Trafford, as he has started just one Premier League game for United and his only goal came against Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League.
Katia has however declared that Ronaldo remains “the best player in the world” as she posted an Instagram story of him sat on the ground looking dejected during Portugal’s defeat by Spain.
“He has his family and those who love him by his side. They will always be by his side, no matter what,” the 44-year-old wrote of Ronaldo.
“But the current times don’t surprise me at all. The Portuguese spit on the plate they eat [from], it has always been that way. That’s why when someone appears from the ashes and changes mentalities, it bothers… With you always, my king. Calm down.”
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