Toni Kroos, the Real Madrid player, found himself in the face of huge boos during his participation with the Royal Club in the Atletico Madrid match in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final, which was held at the “Al Awal Park” stadium in the city of Riyadh.
The German international replaced Luka Modric in the 67th minute, and as soon as he put his feet on the field, he was subjected to many boos from the Saudi fans.
Kroos remained like this until the last moment of the match, and it became clear the extent of the crowd’s anger towards the Real Madrid star.
The behavior of the Saudi fans can be understood given the previous statements in which Kroos attacked Arab and Saudi football.
The former Bayern Munich player said that the Saudi League in its new form represents a real threat to the future of football. He also attacked the players who moved there and considered that money alone was the reason for their departure.
Cross’s criticism of Saudi Arabia did not stop there, but also reached the point of expressing his dissatisfaction with the holding of the 2034 World Cup in the Land of the Two Holy Mosques.
Before that, Kroos was opposed to the idea of holding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which caused great hostility between him and the Arab fans in recent years.
All of these things were enough for the 34-year-old Kroos to receive a heavy dose of boos in his first participation in Saudi Arabia this year.
However, Kroos tried to downplay what he was exposed to with his tweet after the match, in which he wrote, “Amazing crowd,” indicating his indifference to what he faced.
Kroos will play again with Real Madrid in another match in Saudi Arabia, which is the Super Cup final next Sunday against the winner of Barcelona and Osasuna, and the fans are expected to repeat the same thing against him.