There was a time Francessco Tottis’ shot was likened to have the same velocity as a moving bullet shot from a gun..Now the news is on world most expensive player RONALDO.A young football fan whose wrist was broken by a Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick at Bournemouth has received a shirt signed by the player and his Real Madrid team-mates. AFC Bournemouth took on the Spanish giants in a pre-season friendly at the Goldsands Stadium on Saturday. The match attracted thousands of fans. Among them was Charlie Silverwood, 11, who early in the match was hit by a Ronaldo free-kick, At the early part of the game ronaldo took a free kick and instead of the back of the net,the ball flew towards charlie,in a bid to protect his face he blocked with his arm but,the force broke his wrist.
Charlie has since had an operation to manipulate his wrist back into place and must spend the rest of the school holidays in plaster.
He said: “If I hadn’t blocked it with the palm of my hand I would have no front teeth. It definitely had to be some speed otherwise it wouldn’t have broken my wrist – 45 mph would be a safe guess I think.”
Since the incident, he has been visited by Bournemouth legend Steven Fletcher, who brought him the signed Real Madrid shirt.
Charlie said the president of Real Madrid had also phoned to tell him a signed Ronaldo shirt was on the way. Funny though ronaldo didn’t go to see him or even call. Ronaldo and his madrid team mates went on to win the game 6 goals to nothing with ronaldo notching 2 of the 6 goals.