Madrid (Spain), July 7 (ANI): Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled as a Real Madrid player last night and nearly sparked off a riot.
According to The Sun, a staggering 80,000 fans crammed the Bernabeu to welcome Ronaldo following his world-record 80-million-pound move from Manchester United.
The ceremony, however, was abandoned midway when Ronaldo had to be whisked away as dozens of supporters ran on to the pitch.
Real Madrid security guards frantically tried to contain the invaders and there was panic for a few seconds.
Ronaldo, 24, was expected back on the stage before leaving with Real supremo Florentino Perez and honorary president Alfredo di Stefano.
Instead, scared guards, who decided not to take any risks as fans ran amok on the pitch and scuffles broke out with security staff, took him away. (ANI)