New Delhi: Cristiano Ronaldo, who may be considered one of the most prominent athletes in the world, enjoys the most number of followers on social media. However, among the hundreds of photos the footballer shares with his fans, one in particular did not sit well with Buddhist followers around the world.
 
On Thursday morning, Cristiano Ronaldo uploaded a picture of him reclining his foot on the statue of the Buddha, which was taken as a sign of disrespect by the Buddhist followers around the world. The photo was captioned ‘Good morning!’ by the Real Madrid star.
 

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It seems like Ronaldo was unaware of what religious significance the photo held, so that even after the outrage over the picture, the player took no cognizance of the matter and kept the photo uploaded instead of retracting it.