World Cup fans employed their lip reading skills and intuition to find out what the 33-yer-old shouted to the referee late in the game to get booked with a yellow.
Although some fans might say that the Portuguese international star deserved a better ending, referee Cesar Ramos apparently thought the only thing he deserved was a yellow card for Ronaldo's protests over a perceived Uruguay foul in second-half injury time.
World Cup fans took to Twitter to find out who knew best what Ronaldo had said to the referee.
Twitter reactions seem to be wide-ranging: some users suppose that Ronaldo was going to hit the ref, while others think that Portugal's star said he didn't want to bow out of the tournament that early.
Ronaldo: I don’t want to go home— PLS FOLLOW BACK💋❤️ #WorldCup (@madpweety) 1 июля 2018 г.
Referee: It has been written, am sorry pic.twitter.com/GaQAhMJs6S
Ronaldo: You don't want me to qualify? You want me to be unfortunate? Haba!!— OMOBA (@leaderwolf14) 1 июля 2018 г.
Referee: GOAT, you're leaving asun as possible, to join your fellow GOAT!
RONALDO: I go Slap you now o, you no know who I be ni?— THE SILENCER (@djsilence_r) 1 июля 2018 г.
REFEREE: Shut up idiot, Are you MESSI? pic.twitter.com/6rsg0oBTCs
“Do you know who I am?”— Darren Chambers (@dazzacha) 30 июня 2018 г.
“What Ronaldo said” He could have said, “Excuse me sir, could you please reconsider your decision”, surely it’s getting up in his face that is the issue?!— Jim Clack (@jimboclack) 1 июля 2018 г.
The dominating opinion is that it was Ronaldo's foul language that prompted the match official to wave a yellow.
Did anyone read Ronaldo’s lips to the ref? He said FUCK YOU and got a yellow.— Don Luciano Moggi (@azzurriMG) 30 июня 2018 г.
Buffon got a straight red so I’m sure he said “I’ll murder your family” then left the field and told him to eat chips and sprite.
Ronaldo and his Portuguese team mates need to learn some manners!! Shouting F*** you in the refs face is not ok!! 😐😐😐⚽⚽⚽— Joy Leng (@Joy_Leng) 30 июня 2018 г.
And how many times do I have to watch Ronaldo screaming "F*** you" in a referee's face. Unacceptable— Rob Crilly (@robcrilly) 30 июня 2018 г.
Some users, however, have contended that Ronaldo's been asking for a penalty.