Cristiano Ronaldo lands at Al Nassr, the next leg in football’s flight from reality | Cristiano Ronaldo

It would be too easy, not to mention cheap and pointless, to snigger and sneer and laugh at Cristiano Ronaldo right now.

And yet I think we should still snigger and sneer and laugh at Cristiano Ronaldo, if only because laughter is probably as good a response as any to a week when Ronaldo has confirmed beyond all doubt he is definitely in it for the kids – and not, not for the money – by signing for Al Nassr of Riyadh in a mindboggling £173m-a-year sport-ertainment deal.

On one level you just have to laugh at the weirdness of this. Here is a move that is irrelevant to the conduct of…


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