Few things do hysteria and hyperbole in the name of loyalty as well as football, and few in the game do it as well as Cristiano Ronaldo's sisters whenever they perceive a slight upon their brother.
Consider these words from Katia Aveiro after the Euro 2016 final, in which her brother had been cruelly chopped down in the prime of his life injured by Dimiti Payet.
God is great and I knew that just as our saviour Jesus Christ sacrificed himself the cross for a better world, Cristiano shed tears for the pain of not being able to fight with his companions to the end for his beloved homeland.
Or these from a later post:
Again here is the proof that you you are special, you defy the laws of humanity, thou art my brother.
Continuing the theological imagery of the Cross, she went on: "Your father never abandoned you in your greatest time of pain and suffering .... I know who comforted you at this time, it was our father, he wanted as much as you this cup to go to our country.
Now that Ronaldo has missed out on the Ballon D'Or to former teammate Luka Modric, another of his sisters, Elma Aveiro, launched a full-throated defence on Instagram, wildly and baselessly claiming that Ronaldo's not winning is indicative of corruption.
Sadly, this world lives off corruption, the mafia and fucking money. The power of God is greater than this putrefaction. God might take his time, but he is never wrong.
Katia went for a more understated reaction, captioning the same image of Ronaldo with "The best player in the world...for those who understand football, of course".
Anyway, it could be worse for Cristiano - he could have been Neymar.