Cristiano Ronaldo took to Instagram on Tuesday to unveil a new joint line of watches created in partnership with the Jacob & Co brand. While the new Jacob & Co x CR7 models are quite special thanks to their unique designs, the collection has attracted attention for entirely different reasons.
Fans are convinced that the Portuguese football superstar gave Manchester United one last shot before leaving the club. Confused? Let us explain. If you look closely at one of the watches, the dial features a design depicting Cristiano Ronaldo's goal against United for Real Madrid in the Champions League in 2013.
The Jacob & Co x CR7 collection with its ManU trolling deal comes a week after Ronaldo's controversial interview in which he criticized the club, its owners, players, and manager, which threatened his second spell with the legendary football club.
He criticized the club saying that only three of his teammates were "professional", and that he was "forced" to leave the club despite his efforts to leave in the summer. It seems that the football star has found another way to anger the club's management and its players by showing off a collection of watches.
"Not only the coach but the other two or three guys around the club. I felt betrayed." on Ten Hag: "I don't have respect for him because he doesn't show respect for me" Ronaldo said.
He commented on the entire situation at the club:
“The progress was zero,” he sighs.
“Since Sir Alex left, I saw no evolution in the club. Nothing had changed. I think the fans should know the truth,” he says. “I want the best for the club. This is why I come to Manchester United. But you have some things inside that don’t help (us) reach the top level as City, Liverpool and even now Arsenal .
. . a club with this dimension should be top of the tree in my opinion and they are not unfortunately. As Picasso said, you have to destroy it to rebuild it (the artist’s exact quote was: ‘Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.’) and if they start with me, for me, it’s not a problem."
It is interesting that just a few hours later, an announcement was made confirming Ronaldo's departure from Manchester United. "Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Manchester United with immediate effect following a consensual agreement.
The club thanks CR7 for his immense contribution in two experiences at Old Trafford in which he scored 145 goals in 346 appearances and wishes him and his family the best for the future. Everyone at United remains focused on the team's progress under the leadership of Erik ten Hag and work together to achieve results in the field."
The Jacob & Co x CR7 collection has four models, two of which are encrusted with diamonds, and the starting price is close to $125,000. "I am excited to announce my partnership with Jacob & Co, one of the world's leading watch brands," Ronaldo wrote on Instagram. "Today we are unveiling our first collection of watches that I designed with my dear friend Jakob Arab."