Meet and Greet with Cristiano Ronaldo goes wrong as Japanese governor forced to resign

Watching Cristiano Ronaldo play may risk the Japanese governor's position.


Meet and Greet with Cristiano Ronaldo goes wrong as Japanese governor forced to resign

Cristiano Ronaldo and Japanese governor Kengo Oishi. (Image via X/SaltFlash & GOAL)

Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the most influential footballer on the planet. His influence and ‘aura’ have forced Japanese governor Kengo Oishi to face dire consequences after news surrounding the Japanese has come to light. It is understood that the Governor left official duty to attend a game in which the Portuguese superstar featured back in July 2023.

Al-Nassr and PSG played a goalless draw at the Nagai Stadium in Osaka as Cristiano Ronaldo and other PSG stars took to the pitch. As per recent reports, Oishi chose not to attend a governors’ meeting to ensure his presence at the game above. The governor claims that he did so to ask Ronaldo to promote Nagasaki.

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As per a newspaper report, Oishi wanted to ask Ronaldo to ‘extend a helping hand to the publicity of Nagasaki Prefecture’. The ticket for the preseason friendly was booked from the governor’s account but government funds covered expenses such as travel and accommodation.

While many have called for the governor’s resignation, others feel that he has acted in his professional capacity.

Cristiano Ronaldo attains 1200 career games with goal and assist

Cristiano Ronaldo edges all the closer to being the player with the most professional appearances. The 38-year-old recently hit the milestone of 1200 career appearances as his side defeated Al-Riyadh in the Saudi Pro League on Friday. The Al-Nassr captain was in the mood as he picked up both a goal and an assist in a 4-1 demolition of the visitors.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored and assisted against Al-Riyadh. (Image via X/@AlNassrZone)

Ronaldo breathed confidence back into an Al-Nassr side who were on the back of a 3-0 defeat to league leaders Al-Hilal. He opened the scoring against Al-Riyadh after tapping in a cross from teammate Sadio Mané, right after the half-hour mark. Ronaldo’s assist came right before half-time when he teed up Otavio with a ‘scooping’ cross into the area, which the latter met with a diving header.

He thanked his teammates for helping him achieve the feat of 1200 games on social media following the game as well. Ronaldo is the current league’s top scorer, with 16 goals in as many games. His goal against Al-Riyadh marked his 868th career goal as well. Anderson Talisca scored a second-half brace to ensure Al-Nassr won 4-1 on the night.

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