Cristiano Ronaldo haircut: Did Portugal star get zig-zags in tribute to young fan Erik Ortiz Cruz?

Ronaldo's new haircut rumoured to be tribute to boy who had brain surgery

Cristiano Ronaldo sported a dodgy looking haircut in Portugal's 2-2 draw with the USA - but the Ballon d'Or winner may have had the zig-zag cut into his hair in tribute to a boy whose £50,000 brain surgery he paid for.

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Ronaldo, 29, was mocked for his new do that ranked pretty badly among some of the worst haircuts seen at this World Cup.

Read more: The worst haircuts at the 2014 World Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo pays £50,000 for a boy's brain operation

But according to a so-far unconfirmed story on Twitter, Ronaldo's haircut wasn't his latest fashion statement, but actually a gesture to Erik Ortiz Cruz, a young Spanish boy that captured Ronaldo's heart.

 

Ronaldo is yet to comment on his haircut and the above tweet is the only source that suggests it was a tribute.

Erik underwent his successful surgery in March.

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