Cristiano Ronaldo: Why was his statue demonstrated with a black flag in the Indian state of Goa?

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During the inauguration of the statue, several people waved black flags in protest, the Times of India reported.

The recently unveiled statue of Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has had pros and cons in India.

In the state of Goa, where soccer is very popular, officials hope the golden statue will inspire young people.

However, Goa is also a former Portuguese colony, and the statue was erected 60 years after the country was liberated from Portugal.

Its critics say that the local footballers should be respected, especially since some members of the Indian national team were and are Goans.