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Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal star throws reporter’s microphone into lake

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Ronaldo throws reporter's microphone into a lake

Portugal captain under pressure after poor performances at Euro 2016

CNN —  

Without a win or a goal at Euro 2016, is Cristiano Ronaldo starting to crack under the pressure?

The Portugal star was out for a leisurely stroll with his compatriots near the team hotel in Lyon when he was approached by a journalist for comment.

Instead of his years’ worth of media training kicking in, Ronaldo snatched the reporter’s microphone out of his hand and launched it into a nearby lake.

The Real Madrid man is coming under increasing scrutiny, having underperformed in both his country’s matches at Euro 2016.

Read: Is Euro 2016 Ronaldo’s last chance?

Portugal’s record appearance holder questioned Iceland’s “small mentality” after the tiny islanders held it to a draw and was also culpable of a crucial missed penalty in a goalless stalemate against Austria.

The Portugal Football Federation was not immediately available for comment.

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