Friday, 26 July 2013

VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo's free-kick breaks boy's wrist.

Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a signed shirt to an 11-year-old boy whose wrist he broke with his trademark free kick.

AFC Bournemouth took on the Spanish giants in a pre-season friendly at the Goldsands Stadium on Saturday.

The match attracted thousands of fans. Real Madrid got their pre-season campaign under way with an easy 6-0 victory over Bournemouth in England, with the Portuguese scoring twice.

"It was Ronaldo's first free kick of the game. It went straight for me so I blocked the ball with the palm of my left hand and the force, I suppose, reverberated up my arm and broke my wrist," Charlie Silverwood said.

"Real Madrid is a once in a lifetime opportunity - seeing them play your local club - so I watched the rest of the match, mostly in pain considering I still had the sling, and afterwards I then went to hospital.

"If I hadn't blocked it with the palm of my hand I would have no front teeth. It definitely had to be some speed otherwise it wouldn't have broken my wrist - 45 mph would be a safe guess I think."

Since the incident, he has been visited by Bournemouth legend Steven Fletcher, who brought him the signed Real Madrid shirt.

Charlie said the president of Real Madrid had also phoned to tell him a signed Ronaldo shirt was on the way.

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