Barcelona fans chant ‘Ronaldo doesn’t drink water’

Faced with being fined for singing that the Real Madrid star is a drunk, Camp Nou supporters have taunted him with a new, tongue-in-cheek ode

Barcelona fans chanted “Cristiano Ronaldo does not drink water” in reaction to Spain’s Professional Football League (LFP) taking action against them for singing that the Real Madrid forward is a drunk.

Last Sunday at Camp Nou – during their 5-0 win over Levante – home fans taunted Ronaldo following the public revelation that the Fifa Ballon d’Or holder had a birthday party after being beaten 4-0 by Atletico Madrid earlier this month.

The LFP claimed a group of Barca supporters known as Almogavers started the chant, though they subsequently denied they had done so and insisted it was “against their nature”.

Barca could still face a fine for the incident and their fans were heard fighting back in tongue-in-cheek fashion during their 1-0 defeat at home to Malaga on Saturday.

Supporters were heard chanting: “He doesn’t drink water! Cristiano doesn’t drink water, he doesn’t drink water! He doesn’t drink water.”

Ronaldo ended a month without scoring – during which he was suspended for two matches in La Liga after being sent off at Cordoba – on Wednesday when he headed the opener in their 2-0 victory at Schalke.

Real Madrid, who bounced back from losing to Atletico with a 2-0 triumph at Deportivo La Coruna, can extend their lead over Barca in La Liga to four points with a victory at Elche.