'Ronaldo Fans Dispatched Me Angry Messages!'

20 February, 2021
An African star participating in Europe provides claimed this individual received angry messages from Cristiano Ronaldo devotees after he broke one of the Juventus forward's records.

Previous month, Motherwell centre-back Bevis Mugabi, 25, scored with a towering header following leaping 75cm off the bottom to obtain the back of the net in a 2-1 make an impression on Ross County.

The defender, who was simply born in England, represents Uganda at international level, and has amassed 10 appearances for the African country since 2018.

Mugabi's incredible jump is reportedly 4cm greater than Ronaldo's famous header against Sampdoria last season, an objective that was lauded by the footballing environment for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's exceptional athleticism.

Speaking about his target in a recently available interview in a documentary series named Inside Motherwell, the centre-back said that even though he enjoyed as soon as, his leap was achieved with fury from several Ronaldo fans on sociable media.

"It was a particular moment, with the response it got on community media specifically," Mugabi remarked.

"But angry Ronaldo fans had been DM'ing me, saying you didn't beat him, you were jumping horizontally... and I was exactly like, just benefit from the goal, let me have my instant and let me just live.

"But it was just funny seeking at the comments.

"My family members in Uganda were messaging me saying done well and it's gone sort of viral there, to ensure that made it a bit more special if you ask me as well.

"It's so cringy, but from what persons have explained - my family members, my cousins and that - I am virtually a celebrity, but I don't really feel it because I'm within Scotland, miles away from Uganda.

"But I do look and feel the love when I continue worldwide duty and the support that they give us is crazy."