Ronaldo accused of ‘tarnishing legacy’ as he poses with right-wing psychologist

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of ‘tarnishing his legacy’ by hosting controversial psychologist Jordan Peterson.

The Manchester United ace posted a photo arm in arm with the Canadian political commentator and pundit. Peterson has regularly caused controversy for his views on transgender individuals and Covid-19 vaccinations.

The 60-year-old was suspended on Twitter for ‘deadnaming’ and misgendering Hollywood actor Elliot Page in 2017. And many football fans and onlookers were not happy with Ronaldo for meeting Peterson at his home.

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“Really tarnishing his legacy here,” one supporter wrote on Twitter. “Imagine how many impressionable young men are spending tonight watching Jordan Peterson videos now,” one supporter wrote, acknowledging the Canadian’s regular social media posts.

“Why is anyone even slightly surprised that someone as entitled as him thinks Peterson is great?” another fan asked.

“Grim. Get him gone,” another fan wrote, while another concurred, posting: “Oh wow, gone off Ronaldo now,” another added.

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“Really tarnishing his legacy here,” one supporter wrote on Twitter. Ronaldo posted the photograph of the pair together to his 477million followers on Instagram.

He accompanied his post with the caption, “Nice to see you my friend! #seeyousoon.” Peterson responded to the former Real Madrid ace’s picture by reposting it onto his Instagram story alongside the caption ‘I’ve rarely met anyone who more clearly deserved what they earned. Good to meet you’.

Peterson may get the opportunity to watch his ‘friend’ in action when United travel to Moldovan giants Sheriff Tiraspol in their second match in the Europa League group-stages.

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