Cristiano Ronaldo ditches iconic celebration to mock VAR with ironic hand gesture after scoring in 4-3 win over Napoli

VAR victim Cristiano Ronaldo mocked the controversial new technology by ditching his iconic goal celebrations to make video-replay signals.

The £99million superstar grinned as he pretended to call for VAR and then gestured for the crowd to wait calmly for an imaginary verdict after he hit the third Juventus goal in Saturday’s incredible 4-3 win over Napoli.

Cristiano Ronaldo has a dig at VAR by pretending to signal for a video replay after his goal against Napoli
Juventus main man Cristiano Ronaldo has a dig at VAR by pretending to signal for a video replay after his goal against Napoli
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Keep calm and carry Ron - as Cristiano ronaldo jokingly urges the crowd to wait for an imaginary replay verdict
Keep calm and carry Ron – as Cristiano Ronaldo jokingly urges the crowd to wait for an imaginary replay verdict
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Ronaldo, 34, produced the light-hearted gestures a week after VAR ruled his opening day strike at Parma was offside by millimetres.

This time there was no doubt over his goal – following the second assist of the game from Juve’s Brazil winger Douglas Costa.

And instead of his famous pirouette celebration, Ronaldo wheeled away and pointed his fingers forward to jokingly point for a video replay.

The 34-year-old continued smiling broadly as he put his palms down, as if telling fans to keep quiet while they waited for a VAR verdict.

And even though some supporters in Turin seemed to call for the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid attacker to throw in his usual goal salute, Ronaldo merely walked away to take his team-mates’ congratulations.

It all ramped up the drama on a night where Napoli were left with nothing from a game that had everything.

Former Manchester City right-back Danilo, just a minute after coming on for his debut, ex-Chelsea loanee Gonzalo Higuain and Ronaldo put Juve 3-0 up just past the hour-mark.

But Napoli responded with three goals in 15 minutes, via Kostas Manolas, Hirving Lozano and Giovanni di Lorenzo.

Unfortunately for the visitors, though, former Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly got his angles all wrong in stoppage time to put through his own net for Juve’s winner.

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