Cristiano Ronaldo Used An Ancient Apple iPod Shuffle in Public, And People Are Loving It
The megarich soccer superstar’s music player is 10 years old.
Cristiano Ronaldo recently sported the most expensive Rolex ever made and was just named as the second highest-paid athlete of the last decade, but the international soccer icon isn’t too vain to use a 10-year-old MP3 player in public.
TMZ first reported that the Juventus superstar was seen wearing an iPod Shuffle, a device that Apple discontinued in 2017, as he greeted fans before his team’s match with Cagliari Calcio. What’s more, the music player appears to from the 4th Generation, which Apple first released way back in 2010 with a price tag of $49 and a 4GB capacity for storage of up to 1,000 songs. You can currently snatch up a used one online for less than that.
Business Insider reports that Ronaldo has a net worth of a staggering $450 million. It’s unclear if he clipped the 4GB music player to his stylish fitted suit’s black tie as a goof, or because he really enjoys shuffling through his library without being able to select a specific track.
Whatever the case, eagle-eyed Twitter users sure got a kick out of Ronaldo’s obsolete technology.
-New hair style
-Uses 2005 Ipod shuffle
-Scores a hattrick
-Gets an assist
-Contributes in four goals ⚽⚽⚽⚽
Cristiano Babatunde Ronaldo 🙌😂😂 pic.twitter.com/4ZJU4kp3dB
— Kwame Benaiah (@kwamebenaiah) January 6, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo Ipod Shuffle
Best in 2008 pic.twitter.com/r5DvZKHLAI
— Elliot Hackney (@ElliotHackney) January 6, 2020
IT’S 2020 AND CRISTIANO RONALDO IS WEARING A CLIP-ON IPOD SHUFFLE 🔥 pic.twitter.com/NzL6OrLvcy
— Jack Collins (@jackjcollins) January 6, 2020
Everyone mocking Cristiano Ronaldo for using an iPod Shuffle – why? The guy bought a gadget he still likes, still finds useful. He's not adding to the pollution caused by treating tech as a fashion accessory. Give the guy a break! pic.twitter.com/xpaT4rDPaT
— Snigdha (@snigskitchen) January 6, 2020
Juventus went on to blow out Cagliari 4-0, with three of those goals scored by Ronaldo. Whatever he was jamming to on his antiquated Shuffle clearly pumped him up.