You contend what you like. I was sincerely dismayed earlier that nearly all (not quite all) of the self-declared United fans were defending Ronaldo in what I saw as an unreasonable way. This thread title was provocative and I thought twice before submitting it, but I wanted people like Tim and welshmu to come out of the woodwork if they were there. I realised it would encourage abuse from people like you and drunken_sailor.
As for Ronaldo, I have no desire to "persecute" him, as you seem to think. I just think his antics are bad and wish that they weren't defended by the disciples.