The Real Madrid fans are notoriously difficult to please.
But you would think five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo – the man who led the club to a Champions League and La Liga double last season – would be immune to criticism. And you’d be wrong.
Ronaldo has struggled for form this season, as the Spanish giants have themselves failed to set La Liga alight, and sit a lowly fourth in the table, 19 points behind rivals Barcelona in first place.
The 32-year-old last found the back of the net in the FIFA Club World Cup on December 16, and was a part of the Los Blancos side who were embarrassed in the 3-0 defeat to Barcelona at the Bernabeu.
But again, despite all this, you would still think the Portuguese would be worshipped by everyone who follows the club.
Spanish publication AS recently put this theory to the test with an online poll, asking Real Madrid supporters whether they’d like to see the star remain at the club.
And a staggering 67.5 per cent of the 125,000 people who took part in the survey said Los Blancos should part company with the legendary Portuguese.
Over the past few months Ronaldo’s future has increasingly become subject to speculation, amid claims he is unhappy in Spain.
In recent weeks it was even suggested that the Portuguese could be sold to Paris Saint-Germain as part of an audacious player-plus cash move for Neymar.