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Man Utd star Ronaldo defends his son on Instagram amid criticism over Nike and Adidas clothing


Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has come to his son’s defense on Instagram after the youngster was criticized for his attire.

Ronaldo’s mother, Maria Dolores, posted a photo on Instagram of herself next to her grandson, who was wearing clothes made by Adidas and Nike.

Ronaldo has a massive sponsorship deal with Nike and many replies to the post highlighted his son’s brand mix, but the Manchester United star stepped in in the comments to defend Cristiano Junior.

What was said?

Ronaldo was unhappy with the comments directed at his son because of his clothes.

He left a comment responding to the critics, saying, “He wears what he wants. Not what you want.”

How much is Ronaldo’s Nike contract worth?

Ronaldo originally signed a sponsorship deal with Nike in 2003, the year he first joined United from Sporting CP.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has since become the face of the company and signed a huge long-term contract with the brand in 2016.

The deal was considered a lifetime deal and was worth a total of £780 million ($1 billion).

The 37-year-old wears Nike gear exclusively, sporting their Mercurial boots among many other items from the company.

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