Cristiano Ronaldo throws a reporter's microphone into a lake in latest tantrum 5 years ago

Cristiano Ronaldo throws a reporter's microphone into a lake in latest tantrum

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most talented athletes to have ever graced a football pitch.

The Portuguese captain has won the Ballon d'Or three times in addition to his three Champions League winners' medals and would no doubt have more if he played in a generation that didn't include Lionel Messi and his ridiculous left foot.

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By all accounts, he should be adored by fans around the globe, as he regularly makes time for them, even when they're looking for a selfie after running onto the pitch.

But despite all of that, the Real Madrid forward still rubs people the wrong way, largely due to the fact he is seen as a vain character who prioritises himself over his team-mates.

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Ronaldo has shouldered most of the blame for Portugal's inability to get going properly at Euro 2016, having drawn both of their opening games against Iceland and Austria.

Late in the Austria game, with the scores level at 0-0 in the dying minutes, Ronaldo struck the post with a penalty and kept his side winless in the tournament.

Unsurprisingly, ahead of Wednesday's final Group F game against Hungary, Ronaldo was clearly not in the mood for interviews. As a reporter approached him looking for some choice words, Ronaldo sent a rather clear message by taking the reporter's microphone and chucking it into a nearby lake.

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