Cristiano Ronaldo finished “only” sixth in this year’s Ballon d’Or award by France Football, and in the run-up to the ceremony, he shot hard against editor-in-chief Pascal Ferret on Monday night.
Cristiano Ronaldo won’t even travel to Paris for the ceremony on Monday, which was already a sign that the Portuguese won’t be able to claim the Ballon d’Or this year. In the ranking of 180 journalists, he ended up in sixth place. Shortly before the awards ceremony, he reached out to Pascal Ferret, Editor-in-Chief of France Football and co-organizer of the Ballon d’Or, on Instagram.
Ferret had claimed in an interview with the New York Times that Ronaldo told him that his biggest goal in his career was to win more Ballon d’Ors than his rival Lionel Messi.
Pascal Ferret lied. Ronaldo wrote on Instagram. Moreover: “It is unacceptable that the person responsible for awarding this prestigious award lies in this way – with absolute disrespect for someone who has always respected France Football and Ballon d Ort”.
but that is not all. “And he lied again today,” adds the Portuguese in the service of Manchester United. Ferret explained his absence from the concert with the alleged quarantine. But this is not the case. The 36-year-old hasn’t revealed what’s really behind his absence.
Finally, Ronaldo congratulates the winners of the evening. “I always want to congratulate whoever wins. Sportsmanship and fair play have shaped my career from the start, and I’m never against anyone.”
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