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Did Cristiano Ronaldo zig-zag his hair in tribute to Erik Ortiz Cruz?

Tom Sheen

Published 23/06/2014 | 16:02

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MANAUS, BRAZIL - JUNE 22:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal looks on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between the United States and Portugal at Arena Amazonia on June 22, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo

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.

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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