Nike has released a special advert to promote Cristiano Ronaldo’s involvement in the El Clasico over the weekend, and the clip basically proves that the Portuguese forward’s ability comes from his extraterrestrial boots.
Ronaldo, who has now scored in every single home game he has played in at the Bernabeu since September 2013, is the star of the advert, which suggests that his soccer skills aren’t entirely down to his majestic ability and preposterous physique.
You can watch the entire Nike advertisement in full below.
Uploaded on Friday, the clip, which is entitled, “Out Of This World,” has already been watched close to 500,000 times. Nike Football’s YouTube account’s description of the footage states, “See the planet’s most feared attacker take explosive speed to unbelievable heights. Watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible journey to El Clasico.”
But what does the forward’s athletic jaunt involve? Well, the advert starts off with a meteorite shaped soccer ball hurtling down to earth from space. In then lands in a field, and the damage that it causes leaves a message that reads “C R,” which hints that what’s inside is for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Luckily for Ronaldo, his Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, is flying over the debris in a private airplane. When he sees the wreckage, the Italian coach calls up his star forward to tell him of his discovery. Ronaldo, who at the time of the phone call, is nonchalantly using a Ferrari to work on his legs, then shoots over to where the meteorite landed.
Upon surveying the rubble, he spots a pair of Mercurial Superfly CR7 boots. He then jumps into the crater and immediately finds that he is now much faster and an all-round better soccer player for having the shoes in his life.
In fact, the Mercurial Superfly CR7’s are so impressive he is even able to outrun a fighter jet and can blow off a sheriff’s hat thanks to the speed that he can generate in them.
In the end, Ronaldo simply uses them to run all the way to Madrid in order to prepare for the El Clasico, which is the soccer contest that sees Barcelona take on Real Madrid in La Liga twice a year.
Which actually seems like a waste because according to Nike’s advert, Ronaldo could easily use his newly discovered powers to at least fight crime. Maybe when he retires from soccer he’ll become the world’s first official superhero.
Until then, he’ll just have to be the best player in the world.
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