Ahmed said this after Ronaldo officially completed his transfer to Saudi Pro League club Al-Nassr. He came to Asia after turning down many other teams.
Ronaldo, 37, made his official debut as an Al-Nassr player on Tuesday in front of the club’s supporters at Mrsool Park. Before his debut, Ronaldo affirmed that he not only wanted to develop football in this country but also the Middle East in general.
However, Ahmed has called on the former Manchester United striker to speak out about human rights abuses across the country.
Ahmed said: “Saudi Arabia regularly executes people who commit crimes including murder, rape and drug trafficking. Cristiano Ronaldo should not let his fame and celebrity status become a tool. for the cleansing of Saudi Arabia.”
“He should use his time at Al-Nassr to speak out about the myriad human rights issues in the country.”
Thanh Vu | 16:23 05/01/2023