Flamengo fans declare Ronaldo “The King of the Transvestites”

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Striker receives unwelcome reception from the club he betrayed


He has won two World Cups, has been top scorer in leagues all over the world and has been voted FIFA World Player of the Year three times, but (Fat) Ronaldo’s legacy will forever be tainted by his love for transsexual prostitutes.

The Corinthians striker wasn’t even playing in Sunday’s clash with Flamengo (he is recovering from his wrist injury and liposuction surgery), but home fans at the legendary Maracanã stadium devoted a large part of their collective energy to belittling the tubby Brazilian. In addition to a fetching pink banner that read “Ronaldo King of the Transvestites”, Flamengo fans sang chants that labelled him “fat” and “queer”.

The Mengão faithful were particularly aggrieved with Ronaldo, who said it would be his “dream” to move to the club at the end of last year. He subsequently trained with Flamengo while recovering from knee surgery, but shunned them at the eleventh hour for bitter rivals Corinthians, adding salt to the wound by implying they had better supporters. Hence, fans at the game on Saturday also labelled him a “traira”, a type of Brazilian freshwater fish whose name is used as a pun for “traitor”.

Flamengo fans were left feeling particularly smug, as they won the match 1-0, courtesy of a left-footed strike from Campeonato top scorer Adriano.

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