Portuguese soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo, who is in Israel for a world cup qualifying match, created an uproar on his Facebook page after posting a picture of himself and his teammates on Thursday, writing, "Great morning in Israel with my colleagues."
The post created a flurry of responses from anti-Israel fans writing that it is Palestine, not Israel. Mohamed Abdallah wrote, "This land of Palestine is not Israel understand." There were also a number of pro-Israel posts both in English and Hebrew with one by David Daniel stating in Hebrew, "In the Holy Land!" which had 172 likes.
As of Friday morning, Ronaldo's post had more than 290,000 likes and more than 9,000 shares. In the comment section, there was a political back and forth between Israeli and Arab fans.
There were also a couple posts praising Hitler as well. Lâlmâs KÄtôûngô wrote, "Long live Hitler this land of Palestine is not Israel." The post received 4 likes.