'Ronaldo' to Be Paraded Round Wembley Stadium Before FA Vase Final

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo at Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, May 24, 2014. Ronaldo's namesake, the Hereford FC bull mascot, will be at the FA Vase final. Lars Baron/Getty

Wembley Stadium will be the platform for the bulging, rippled muscles of "Ronaldo" at the FA Vase Final on Sunday (May 22)—but this time it won't be the world-famous footballer, Cristiano.

Hereford take on Morpeth Town in the final of the non-league competition, with the club's prize bull, Hawkesbury Ronaldo, to be paraded around the pitch prior to kick-off.

Hereford FC representatives met with Wembley staff to agree the terms and procedure for the day, which will see the animal walked around the perimeter of the pitch for half an hour.

"I have to be honest, when this idea was first mooted I was not confident we would succeed with our proposal," said Jon Hale, chairman of Hereford.

"Therefore, I am absolutely delighted that the FA and Wembley Stadium have agreed to our request and I know seeing 'Ronaldo' gracing such an iconic venue will be a proud moment for every Herefordian."

His namesake, Cristiano, will be busy preparing for the Champions League final in Milan on Saturday, May 28, when his Real Madrid side will take on city rivals Atletico Madrid.