The girl tried to claim an autograph from her idol, Cristiano Ronaldo, but Real Madrid star refused her because she popped up wearing a jersey of the rival team from Catalonia.
Girl’s father sent an open letter addressed to Ronaldo:
“Hello, I wish I can look into Ronaldo’s eyes and tell him that lost a fan, no matter how insignificant it may seem this fact. I’ll tell you what happened. Today, my daughter, 10, had scheduled a workout, but she found out that the same complex hosts the training of Portugal squad, therefore her workout finished earlier. She received permission to go along with her colleagues to where Portugal team was preparing to see their idols from close range.
When I went to pick her up, I expected to find her very happy, but it was not so. She was quite sad and depressed. When I asked her what happened, she said: “Cristiano did not want to give me an autograph, because I wore a Barcelona t-shirt. “I was speechless, I did not know what to say. I had bought the t-shirt when I was in Barcelona and she used it for training. If we visited Madrid most likely the t-shirt would have been different…You can imagine the pain I felt when I looked in my daughter’s eyes and I had to explain to a 10-year-old child why a member of the national team acted like that. I would like you to explain me, because I can not do it. You, who live daily in this world, maybe you know a similar case which can explain and excuse this kind of behavior.”