Ronaldo resurrects 10-year-old iPod Shuffle in pregame tunnel walk

Jan 7, 2020

WHAT a week it's been for pregame tunnel walks.


At the run-up to Juventus' Monday match against Cagliari at his team's home pitch in Turin, Ronaldo was spotted sporting an ancient gadget clipped to the side of his tie.

Yes, that is a powder blue 4th generation iPod Shuffle, first released in 2010 with a whopping 2 GB of storage space. That's around 500 to 1,000 songs, if you're keeping score.

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Was Ronaldo genuinely listening to music on a decade-old device that he dug out of his gadget graveyard? (And with pristine white wired headphones, no less?) Or was he feeling a bit sentimental, perhaps remembering where he was 10 years ago, when the iPod Shuffle was the cool new thing and he ruled at Real Madrid?

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But at the match, he was as dominant as he's ever been, propelling Juve to a 4-0 victory and scoring a hat trick in an explosive second half performance.

Maybe next match he'll bring an iPod Nano.

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