Former Real Madrid forward Kaka has called on the team’s fans to show more respect to Cristiano Ronaldo, who was booed during a La Liga match against Celta Vigo earlier this month.
Ronaldo became Real’s all-time top scorer this season, and has scored 41 goals in all competitions in the current campaign, but the Portugal forward continues to endure a fractious relationship with the club’s supporters.
“Cristiano is a great player and I’m not just talking about his quality, but what he has contributed to Real Madrid…,” Brazil international Kaka, who now plays for Orlando City in the MLS, told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope on Wednesday.
“I’d like to see supporters show more respect to Cristiano for what he has done for this club. Hearing people boo Cristiano is not right after everything he has done for this club.”
Ronaldo, who responded to the booing in the Celta Vigo match by scoring four goals in the second half in a thumping 7-1 win, is top scorer in La Liga this season with 28 goals.
He is two ahead of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez as he bids to become the league’s No 1 marksman for a third straight year.
The Portuguese overtook Raul as the Real’s all-time top scorer last October, grabbing 324 goals in 310 matches, compared to the 741 games the Spaniard needed to score 323.
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