Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly refers to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as ‘motherf****r’…
Real Madrid star and World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has been forced to deny claims that he refers to Barcelona rival Lionel Messi as ‘motherf****r’.
Guillem Balague has accused Ronaldo of regularly referring to Messi by the ‘nickname’, with the Spanish football journalist claiming that the former Man United midfielder’s own team-mates were the one’s to made the revelation.
However, Ronaldo insists the rumours are untrue, writing on his Facebook page: “News is circulating that I allegedly made offending remarks regarding Lionel Messi.
“This is absolutely false and I have assured my lawyer takes action to sue those responsible. I have the utmost respect for all my professional colleagues, and Messi is obviously no exception.”
But as the Daily Mail explains, Balague’s new book discusses the relationship between the two, insisting they are not friends but act politely in public for the benefit of the media.
The Spanish football journalist claims several players at the Bernabeu relayed the information to him, and that Ronaldo not only calls Messi by ‘motherf****r’ but anyone who is caught speaking to his Ballon d’Or rival.
“Ronaldo, perhaps as a symptom of the immaturity that marks so many footballers, thinks it necessary to put on a brave face in front of his team-mates, not be scared of Messi and to rise to the challenge,” Balague writes in his book, serialised by The Telegraph.
“All very macho; all very false. And that is why, according to some Real Madrid players, CR7 has a nickname for him: “motherf—-r”; and if he sees someone from the club speaking to Leo, he also ends up being baptised “motherf—-r””.
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