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Ronaldo in ‘spitting’ storm

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Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has caused a storm after appearing to spit at a cameraman after his side's World Cup exit.

The former Manchester United winger turned to look into an on-pitch camera after Portugal's 1-0 defeat by Spain in their last-16 match - and then appeared to spit directly at the feet of the cameraman as he trudged from the field.

His actions are being seen as a petulant act of defiance after a World Cup of poor performances from both the team and skipper Ronaldo, with the only bright point being  a 7-0 thrashing of North Korea during the group stage. 

It is the second time that the 25-year-old has been embroiled in World Cup controversy. During the last World Cup in Germany he winked cynically at team-mates after successfully badgering the referee into giving Wayne Rooney a red card.

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