Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, probably has most fans in the world for a footballer. Atleast, if Facebook is anything to go back, he certainly has the most fans with a fan following of over 10 Million on his Official Facebook page.
But at times, there are moments when the fandom takes over logic and people invade the football pitches to meet their idols. Cristiano Ronaldo recently had a young fan invading the pitch, hugging Cristiano and just not letting go of him till security stepped in.
This is not the first time something like this has happened with Ronaldo though. A fan ran on to the field during the International Champions Cup Final in Miami last year and hugged the Real Madrid star for several moments before security could intervene.
Cristiano Ronaldo seems to handle such incidents remarkably well and is always calm in such situations. Cristiano Ronaldo apparently even wrote a letter personally in support of asking the judge to reconsider. It was a very well-written plea that doesn’t play on Ronaldo’s international fame.
“My name is Cristiano Ronaldo and I play for Real Madrid. I was playing in Sun Life Stadium when a fan entered the field.
His name is Ronald Gjoka, a young college student. We hugged, and we spoke for a while, until security arrived to escort him off the field. He was not aggressive or violent in ANY way. What’s more, he did not put up any resistance when the security guards and police arrived.
As I understand it, he has admitted his mistake and understands the importance of security. He is a young man of twenty who grew up without a father and was raised by a single mother. He attends Palm Beach State Community College, Florida, with an international student grant.
I am concerned because I understand he may face problems with immigration and with his college if the criminal charges against him are not dropped. He was immediately taken to the Stadium’s security area and then spent a day and a half in jail.
It seems he appeared before a judge on Monday accompanied by his attorney who asked for the charges to be dropped, but you chose to ignore his appeal.
I understand your position and the importance of enforcing rules and laws. However, I respectfully request that you and your office reconsider this decision and dismiss the two criminal charges this young man faces.
I would hate to see him face criminal charges for his mistake. By all accounts he has a bright future ahead of him and I’d hate to see this future ruined by an error of judgement. Thank you. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at any time.
Here is the full incident –