AC Milan youngster, Raoul Bellanova, was so keen to post a selfie with Cristiano Ronaldo, he forgot to check the entire contents of the photo he was uploading, it seems.
Yep, as Bellanova posed for an innocent changing room photo with Ronaldo, a naked Giorgio Chiellini just so happened to be strolling past in the background.
The Juventus and Italy captain Chiellini was just there, tackle out, in the background of the photo, which was then posted online for the world to see.
The photo was taken after Juventus’ 2-0 win over Milan at the San Siro stadium on Sunday (November 11).
Bellanova, who stayed on the bench, made a beeline for the away dressing room to get a picture with five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo.
According to MailOnline, many fans were quick to point out Chiellini’s manhood was in full view, prompting the 18-year-old to ‘swiftly take it down’.
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Sono profondamente dispiaciuto per quanto uscito sui social in queste ore. Mi scuso prima di tutto con Giorgio Chiellini, non era mia intenzione. Assicuro a lui e a tutti i tifosi di calcio che ho solo fatto una foto con un grande campione, ma non ho postato nulla sui miei social, nulla ne sul mio profilo ne sulle mie storie e tantomeno lo avrei fatto dopo una sconfitta, il sorriso della foto è per aver realizzato un piccolo sogno. Ho fatto l'unico errore, di cui mi pento, di aver condiviso la foto con alcuni amici, i quali l’hanno condivisa, senza averla prima controllata.
Bellanova did apologise in a separate Instagram post after understandably deleting the original, saying he was ‘unaware’.
Translated, it reads:
I am deeply sorry for what came out on social media at this time. I apologise first of all with Giorgio Chiellini, it was not my intention.
I assure him and all the football fans that I just took a picture with a great champion, but I did not post anything on my social media, nothing on my profile nor on my stories, nor would I do it after a defeat, the smile of photo is for making a little dream.
I made the only mistake, which I regret, that I shared the photo with some friends, who shared it, without having checked it first.
So, you want to see the picture, do you?
Here it is… we have blurred it out though:
33-year-old Ronaldo has more than 144,338,650 followers enjoying his photos on Instagram, making him the most followed account on the whole social media site.
His page is full to the brim of footballing pictures and snaps of his girlfriend and children – as well as the occasional shirtless picture, which has no doubt drawn in a few adoring fans.
Other celebs whose numbers of followers are soaring include Ariana Grande, who has over 132 million followers, and Kim Kardashian, who has drawn in over 120 million.
We’ll have to see how long Ronaldo can hold on to the top spot. He has quite a record to beat after Selena held the crown for two years!
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