#ContraCR7: Atletico fans start campaign against Ronaldo’s signing
Atletico Madrid fans have launched a social media campaign to express their outrage over the club’s alleged interest in signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo is set to leave Manchester United this summer after only a year with the club.
Chelsea and Bayern Munich were both interested in signing him but have since dropped their interest.
According to reports in Spain, Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Ronaldo and are willing to sell Antoine Griezmann to make room on their wage bill.
This has not gone down well with some Atletico fans, who believe the club should not sign a player whose legacy is heavily linked to rivals Real Madrid.
Atletico supporters are using the hashtag ‘#ContraCR7,’ which translates to ‘against CR7.’ The hashtag is trending in Spain.
Ronaldo has played against Atletico Madrid more than any other team in his long and illustrious career, facing them 37 times and winning 17 of them.
He’s scored 25 goals against them, one coming in the 2014 Champions League final which Real Madrid won 4-1. Ronaldo also scored the winning penalty as Real beat Atletico in the 2016 final.