Cristiano Ronaldo fights off Ninja in a bizarre ad for a new business venture
Fans have got used to seeing the footballing icon twist, jump, turn and flip – and
sometimes tumble – his shredded body throughout his career.
Few could forget the sensational overhead kick he scored for Real Madrid at Juventus
back in 2018.
But he took to Instagram early on Thursday to display his finest Chinese art of bian
lian to fend off attacks from all angles – just like he has to do at Old Trafford.
The advert sees Ronaldo kick and swipes away the swords and fire.
There is even a reference to the Portuguese legend’s trademark celebration before he
walks away holding an umbrella bearing the name of the brand ZujuGP.
The new digital company aims to bring together football fans, with Ronaldo
partnering Salford City shareholder, Valencia owner, and Singaporean businessman
Peter Lim in the venture.
Their website states: “ZujuGP is a community platform bridging East and West, we
are an exchange not just between fans but worlds between businesses and
“The future of football will be mostly social, collaborative and defined by immersive
“Having the world’s most influential footballer pay tribute to where the earliest form
of football was played thousands of years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo attempts the
Chinese art form of bian lian (变脸), his successive mask changes a literal and
metaphoric reminder of the changing faces of football.
“Then finally a measured transition, towards a future where everyone can come
“Where we galvanize communities onto a single platform as a global football
umbrella.” It was revealed earlier this month that Ronaldo can earn up to £1.5million
per sponsored post on Instagram with his record 355m followers.
That is more than seven times any other Premier League player with his Manchester
United team-mate way back on £208,000.