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World’s cheekiest ball boys pose with Ronaldo for an entire warmup


Kids today, no respect right?

Well, we - and Cristiano Ronaldo - can forgive it when they seem so genuinely pleased to be near their footballing idol.

Two ball boys had the night of their lives when they accosted the Portuguese superstar for virtually the whole of the warmup before his game against Wales in the European Championship semi-final last night. 

A first ball boy persuaded him to pose for a selfie before giving him a hug as thanks and then skipping off with pure joy to join the rest of his red shirt-clad team (video above) before a second, clearly inspired by his friend, then 'did a Karl Power' and stood next to the Portugal team as they posed for their pre-match photo, leaving Ronnie to point and laugh at him (below).

Still, he was probably just glad he wasn't having to deal with this ball boy again.

Ronaldo had the last laugh, leading his team to a 2-0 win, scoring the first with a towering header, before setting up the second with a cross-shot which Nani turned in. They will play either France or Germany in the final on Sunday.