Woman scorned puts a curse on Ronaldo

LISBON - Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is at the centre of a sordid battle between sorcerers, with one trying to ruin him on behalf of a spurned lover and another to save him, reports said yesterday.

LISBON - Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is at the centre of a sordid battle between sorcerers, with one trying to ruin him on behalf of a spurned lover and another to save him, reports said yesterday.

"A rich foreign woman who was betrayed has paid a Spaniard nicknamed Pepe to end Ronaldo's career," the Correio da Manha daily said. Ronaldo is suffering from an ankle injury, and the sorcerer Pepe is claiming credit for it. Pepe was pictured holding a black wax doll and a photo of the Real Madrid forward with his name scrawled across it. The sorcerer has refused to identify the scorned woman he says has already paid him 15000 euros (R164000).

"It's a job. I have nothing against him personally, but I'll see it through," Pepe said.

The daily 24 Horas, which carried the same story, said another "fetisher" called Fernando Nogueira was contacted on Tuesday by "someone very close" to Ronaldo "to counter the black magic of this so-called Spanish sorcerer". - Sapa-AFP

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