Cristiano Ronaldo a ‘false idol’, says Spanish actress Elena Anaya

Elena Anaya was critical of Cristiano Ronaldo's attitude in general, claiming that his ego is damaging to society.

By: IANS | Madrid | Published:August 7, 2016 9:37 pm
Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo, CR7, Cristiano, Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal, Ronaldo false idol comments, Elena Anaya, Elena Anaya Ronaldo, football, football news I wanted Portugal to win Euro 2016, but I didn’t want Ronaldo to score, says Elena Anaya. (Source: Reuters)

Spanish actress Elena Anaya has hit out at Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, labelling the Real Madrid ace as a “harmful figure” and a “false idol”.

Anaya, who starred alongside Antonio Banderas in Pedro Almodovar’s critically acclaimed 2010 film “The Skin I Live In”, was critical of Ronaldo’s attitude in general, claiming that his ego is damaging to society.

“We live an era in which harmful figures like Cristiano Ronaldo are praised. I wanted Portugal to win Euro 2016, but I didn’t want Ronaldo to score. He’s a false idol as he promotes selfish values,” Anaya was quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Saturday.

“How can you celebrate a victory by taking your shirt off instead of hugging your friends? These are individualistic and materialistic values that damage society,” the 41-year-old who acted in 2004 film ‘Van Helsing’ added.

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    Elizabeth
    Aug 9, 2016 at 2:00 am
    u will offend him in any way if u do i will hunt u down and destroy your life.
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      Ana
      Aug 10, 2016 at 9:34 am
      Are you blind Elena? Wow, it is people like you that damage society!!! When you open your mouth always use the following: T.H.I.N.K....True, helpful, inspiring, necessary or kind? Cristiano Ronaldo is a very talented football player who has done so much for sport, his country and for charities. He is absolutely and without a shadow of a doubt the kindest celebrity that ever roamed the planet and the world certainly needs more Cristiano's in it......Are you joking that you are upset that he takes off his shirt???!!!!.... Could it just be because he dresses really fashionably and is good-looking, is that what bothers your stone heart so much? Could this be why you have decided to join the ‘Haters Club’? I seriously think you need to get a life or better yet, a hobby! Do you see other celebrities donating as much as he has to children? Do you see other celebrities who put up with being followed, hounded, stalked and yet always smiles and is polite and allows people to have their moment with him? Have you ever known someone to stay that poised and that graceful when you have cameras shoved in your face and had like a thousand pics snapped of you in less than 10 minutes.....He has the patience of a Saint! Please tell me you are joking with your selfish comments about a person who has put Madeira on the map!!!! No, scratch that, he has put football on the map, he has lifted the spirits of so many dying children, helped the desute and misplaced, supports all races and creeds irrespective of their religious beliefs, has shown the world how to be a team player, has shown the world that no matter who you are or how underprivileged you are that if you have enough drive, pion, belief in yourself that you can achieve all that your heart desires if you allow yourself to have faith and courage to take those opportunities and not let people like you discourage you from them. He adores his family, is a role model father, adores his friends and especially his teammates. He constantly hugs and praises them!!!! A clic example was him making Joao Moutinho take a spot kick because he knows what it is like to fail and how hard it is to get back up again and he was willing to take the risk and his incredible belief in his teammate showed as Moutinho scored…..That kind of faith in others is not something that is a pretence or him acting…..That is him showing us his heart…..That kind of pion and faith is REAL!!!! Instead of trash talking our Portuguese National Treasure, how about you use your celebritydom and your platform as a woman to uplift and inspire other men and women and set an example and have some cl. Your comments are tacky and tasteless and I believe you must clearly have internal issues and or poor self-confidence to bash another human being just because he refuses to live by your rules and instead embraces WHO HE IS, lives for WHO HE IS, has the COURAGE to be HIMSELF, believes in WHO HE IS and because he wears his heart on his sleeve. He is one person who has been kicked so many times and people like you only do one thing: You light a fire under us and make us work that much harder to shine, no actually blaze brighter!!!!! Shine on CRISTIANO RONALDO as you bring so much light and love to so many and I applaud you for that! Seriously Elena, please start a graude diary as I believe that this will help calm your soul. In life we should cheer each other on, inspire each other and not bash each other. I am not bashing you by the way, I am just educating you. And yes, I am Portuguese and very proud of that. Hope you have a fabulous day Elena and may God bless you.
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        K N
        Aug 9, 2016 at 5:08 pm
        Criticizer of one of the best football player, I believe that if the society is filled by people like only then it is harmful. People like you find one or the other way to be news. What do you gain by doing this? Criticizing will take you no where. Better be a good person and appreciate people as no one is perfect. Every one has good and bad habits.
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          moffat
          Aug 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm
          i thought anaya was this hot influential famous and outspoken actress that would stirr some sense across the globe. alas just some average looking old woman who got nothing to offer to the football community...go nurse your gchildren we dont hv time for your biased opinion. see you next year after ballon d or and forbes rich list
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            RAJAT
            Aug 8, 2016 at 4:38 am
            WHO IS SHE AGAIN.....
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