Simy, a Nigerian striker, says he was passed over by Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Simy Nwankwo, a Crotone striker, has admitted that he attempted to steal Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt during a Serie A match against Juventus in February.

Ronaldo, on the other hand, wanted to give it to someone else.

Simy has only played against Portugal’s captain once this season, after missing their 1-1 draw at the Ezio Scida Stadium in October.

Last year, at the Allianz Stadium, the Nigerian scored Crotone’s only goal in a match between the two teams in the Italian top flight.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored a brace this time around as Juventus cruised to a 3-0 home win on February 22.

Simy was introduced as a 72nd-minute substitute for Adam Ounas but he could not find the back of the net for the Pythagoreans.

The defeat did not stop the Super Eagles striker from trying to swap his shirt with Ronaldo but he did not get it as the Serie A top scorer gave it to his compatriot Pedro Pereira instead.

Despite the snub, Simy said he is hoping to get a shirt from Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi even though he played against the Argentina star at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.

“I tried to exchange the shirt with Cristiano Ronaldo, but he gave it to Pedro Pereira who is Portuguese like him,” Simy told Tribuna.

“I would [also] like those of Messi and Lewandowski.”


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