Cristiano Ronaldos plane selfie angers football fans

Cristiano Ronaldo has drawn the ire of social media for an ill-timed and insensitive selfie from inside a private jet.

Fresh from pleading guilty to tax fraud and being fined NZ$32 millon in Spain, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner tweeted a photo of himself taking a selfie from inside a plane on his way back to his Italian club Juventus.

On any other day, that would have been fine, but it was posted just hours after the search in the English Channel for the wreckage of the plane carrying fellow footballer Emiliano Sala was called off for the day.

The post still garnered 80,000 likes on Twitter and three million likes on Instagram, which is a few million fewer than the number of likes Ronaldo’s posts usually attract.

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