Cristiano Ronaldo has been nominated to undergo the ice bucket challenge, the latest charitable viral sensation that has swept across the internet.
Ronaldo was challenged to undergo the initiative by Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher. The Scot played alongside the Portuguese icon at Old Trafford when Ronaldo was in England between 2003 and 2009. Together, they won 3 Premier League titles, 2 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 1 UEFA Champions League, and a FIFA Club World Cup.
The ice bucket challenge is as simple as you’d expect. The person who has been nominated sits on a chair and then either they or a friend pour a bucket filled with ice over their head. It has so far raised over £9,000 for the James McCarthy Foundation.
You can check out a video of Fletcher’s endeavor below:
Paul Scholes had originally nominated Fletcher to go through with the challenge, which he did with aplomb at United’s AON training complex.
McCarthy himself poured the ice-cold water over Fletcher who could visually be seen to recoil in horror as the water splashed over him. He was then asked who he nominated, which then saw Fletcher announce that Madrid’s Ronaldo and Sunderland’s Wes Brown will follow him.
People will now flock to Crisitano’s twitter account to make sure that he goes through with the request, but as he is ridiculously competitive you can imagine that he will definitely do it.
Ronaldo is so competitive in fact that just before the recent Super Cup clash with Sevilla, the striker could be seen standing on his tip-toes to make sure that he was the prominent member of the team photograph. It clearly worked though, because Ronaldo went on to score both goals as Real ran out 2-0 winners over their Spanish rivals to land their first trophy of the season.
Madrid are now hoping to complete a clean sweep of triumphs. Carlo Ancelotti’s men want to add La Liga to their trophy cabinet as well as reclaiming the Champions League, which they won in May by defeating Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the final in Lisbon. They also want to pick up the Copa Del Rey and the FIFA Club World Cup too.
The fact their starting eleven is now worth in excess of $750 million means that they have every chance of doing just that, especially since they recently added World Cup winner Toni Kroos and Colombian star James Rodriguez to their team.
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