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Twitter reacts to EURO-ending injury to Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal v France - Final: UEFA Euro 2016

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Portugal is challenged by Patrice Evra (L) of France during the UEFA EURO 2016 Final match between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s EURO 2016 Final lasted less than a half hour, and left the world reacting to his injury (as well as that moth!).

The injury came in the opening 10 minutes when France’s Dimitri Payet surprised Ronaldo with a tackle. The Portugal captain went down and clutched his knee, briefly leaving the field twice before finally exiting in the 25th.

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Writers, athletes, and others reacted with disappointment to the injury.

No matter your opinion on Cristiano Ronaldo, gut-wrenching to see him in tears on the pitch with that injury. Such a sad sight. #POR

— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) July 10, 2016

Ronaldo strapped the captain’s armband around Nani’s arm and he’s in tears as he does it. Absolutely brutal.

— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) July 10, 2016

Gutted for Ronaldo. Cannot imagine the enormity of the emotions he is feeling #POR

— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) July 10, 2016

Love or hate ronaldo, those tears just show how many emotions you can go through on a football pitch. Feel for the guy 😒 #CR7

— Nathaniel Chalobah (@chalobah) July 10, 2016

Unfortunate for Ronaldo. Could see the frustration on his face. Sometimes teams play better without the star. 🤔 #Portugal

— Heather Mitts (@heathermitts) July 10, 2016

Feel very sad for #Ronaldo , you could see his pain, powerful moment. #EURO2016Final

— Mike Piazza (@mikepiazza31) July 10, 2016

“when your hero falls from grace
all fairy tales are uncovered”

Very sad to see Ronaldo leave the pitch. And see him cry.

— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 10, 2016

Never a nice sight to see a player stretchered off the pitch. Especially one of his calibre. Hope it’s nothing too bad!! #Ronaldo

— Stephanie Roche (@StephanieRoche9) July 10, 2016

Whether a soccer fan or not.. If you’ve ever competed in anything you have to feel hurt for #Ronaldo .. His face says it all #Euro2016Final

— Mike Johnson (@MPJohnson79) July 10, 2016

Absolutely gutted for Ronaldo, such a shame 😕

— Lynden Gooch (@lyndengooch46) July 10, 2016

Honestly shook up. Can’t believe Ronaldo is out. Cmon Portugal ❤️🇵🇹

— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) July 10, 2016

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