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Oops! Spanish actress calls Ronaldo a ‘harmful figure’ and ‘false idol’

Spanish actress Elena Anaya has called Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo a fake hero.
India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi August 08, 2016 11:04 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

In a comment which can lead to worldwide debate, Spanish actress Elena Anaya has called Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo a fake hero.

Hitting out at the Real Madrid ace she said Ronaldi is as a “harmful figure” and a “false idol”.

Anaya was critical of Ronaldo's attitude in general, claiming that his ego is damaging to society.

“We live an era in which harmful figures like Cristiano Ronaldo are praised. I wanted Portugal to win Euro 2016, but I didn't want Ronaldo to score. He's a false idol as he promotes selfish values,” Anaya was quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Saturday.

“How can you celebrate a victory by taking your shirt off instead of hugging your friends? These are individualistic and materialistic values that damage society,” the 41-year-old who acted in 2004 film 'Van Helsing' added.

For the uninitiated, Anaya starred alongside Antonio Banderas in Pedro Almodovar's critically acclaimed 2010 film 'The Skin I Live In'.