Cristiano Ronaldo's Moth Hogs Limelight During His Euro 2016 Final Crisis
A moth sat on the forehead of Cristiano Ronaldo as he sat injured during Portugal's Euro 2016 final against France. The insect became an internet rage instantly
Portugal beat France 1-0 to win the Euro 2016 final
Ronaldo had to be taken off the field early on due to injury
A moth sat on his forehead as he lay injured, which became internet rage
Cristiano Ronaldo had only 24 minutes of stay during Portugal's Euro 2016 final against France. After getting hit on the knee by Dimitri Payet, his title clash was cut short.
And as he sat on the pitch, utterly devastated and knowing that his final was over, a moth sat on the injured star's forehead. Ronaldo's injury grabbed headline across the world, but the moth sitting on his forehead set the social media on fire.
Even footballers like Gary Linekar and actor Ricky Gervais took to Twitter to troll the star.
Best performer of the final: Sissoko, Clattenburg or Ronaldo's moth?- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 10, 2016
RIP Ronaldo's Moth. The world's most famous footballing insect has died after a long and illustrious career. He was 6 weeks old.- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 10, 2016
The Moth is rumoured to be going into the next Celebrity Big Brother.- Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 10, 2016
The Stade de France was invaded by swarms of moths ahead of Sunday's Euro 2016 final between Portugal and France.
Hundreds of large black moths flew around the stands of the 80,000-capacity stadium north of Paris as well as by the pitch.
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was seen swatting away several of the creatures as he warmed up while others swarmed around microphones, the corner flags and goal-posts.
"Unbelievable the pitch is full with moths" tweeted former Netherlands striker Ruud Gullit, attending the final as a television pundit.
The decision to leave the stadium lights on overnight ahead of the game may help explain the bizarre invasion.