Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo left a 11 years old fan in pain — by smashing his wrist with a free kick.
The eleven years old Charlie Silverwood was there to watch his team Bournemouth host Real Madrid in a friendly match.
As Ronaldo fired the ball, it speed some 35-yards towards the audience stand. Charlie's dad ducked(reflex) as he saw the ball. Thence, the ball hit little Charlie breaking his wrist into two.
The lad was so determined not to miss the action he kept watching for the remaining 84 minutes — before going to hospital where X-rays revealed his double fracture.
He faced an operation before being plastered.
Charlie admitted: “It was very painful. I’ve told friends and they cannot believe it. Ronaldo is the world’s most expensive player — and he broke my arm.
I could see the ball coming towards me. It curled past the post and was going to hit my face — so I had to block it withmy hand. My dad was sat next to me and ducked out of the way so I took the full force.”
His father Lee, also a Bournemouth fan, said: “It all happened in a blur.
“One minute we were watching Ronaldo stand over the ball and the next it was flying towards Charlie.
“It must have been travelling at a rate of knots and hit Charlie right on the wrist.”
The young boy who will be in plaster for the next six weeks was given a real madrid shirt which was signed by Ronaldo and his teammates.
He also got a ball signed by the Bournemouth team.
The lad’s dad said: “It is a game Charlie will never forget.”
Real Madrid spokesman Juan Camilo Andrade said: “We will be donating a memento to Charlie.”
My comment: No pain no gain. lol.
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