'Have Lost All Respect for Him': Fans Slam Ronaldo for Undermining Lionel Messi
Fans argued that not only has Messi never "disrespected Ronaldo", he has even praised him recently, openly supporting the Portuguese wizard's return to Old Trafford earlier this year.
However, a few claimed that Ronaldo is so obsessed with the Argentine skipper that he always wants to surpass him in every department on and off the field.
A couple of supporters declared that Ronaldo was jealous of the 34-year-old footballer's feats, which could possibly be why the ex-Juventus player almost always tries to undermine Messi's accomplishments.
Others blasted Ronaldo for his "lack of sportsmanship" before insisting that his "inferiority complex was despicable".
Messi deep down knows he’s much better than Pendu so there’s no reason. Antonella doesn’t care about football so she has no reason to disrespect him and Pendu hasn’t been good at football since Messi’s kids were born so they’re not even aware that there’s a rivalry. https://t.co/wAZr8YFxOU— Juan (@fraudiesta1) December 2, 2021
Obsession. If Messi posts Antonella and kids....Within 1 min CR would post his own family. If Messi steals the headlines. CR would wreck a havoc just to be in the spot light. His relevance off the pitch is tied to Messi— Kimani Viaggio (@KimaniViaggio) December 1, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo commenting “facts” under a post saying Messi robbed the Ballon d’Or and ghosted in big games...— MC (@CrewsMat10) December 1, 2021
I actually can’t believe this is a 36 year old athlete, the lack of sportsmanship and the inferiority complex is despicable. pic.twitter.com/iSMBdbEXey
Messi said these warm words about Ronaldo's current situation barely a week ago. Sieve through whatever records exist, Leo has always conducted himself gracefully when speaking about Cristiano.— OT (@wellknownArts) December 1, 2021
A low moment from CR and I genuinely have lost all respect for him. pic.twitter.com/5fgNdJ6P93
The former Real Madrid forward seemed frustrated by Messi's win as he apparently tried to undermine the PSG marksman by listing "facts" on the post of a fan who explained why Ronaldo should have been honoured with the award a sixth time, which would have made him equal Messi's record haul.
The Instagram post on the account dubbed "Cristiano Ronaldo - The Legendary", labelled Messi's landmark victory as "Theft. Dirt. Shame. Simply regrettable" and went on to applaud Ronaldo's performance throughout the 2020-21 season, giving a detailed account of his achievements.
Launching a scathing attack on Messi's performance in big games, the post argued he had "disappeared" in crucial matches for Barcelona before having a dig at Argentina's Copa America suggesting the tournament is no longer as prestigious as it once was.
"And who does the prize go to? Messi, who only won the Copa del Rey by Barcelona, and hasn't scored a goal against Real Madrid since Cristiano left, disappeared in the big games of the season, won the Copa America that was supposed to be every four years and now they do practically every year."
On Monday, Messi added to his record six Ballon d'Or trophies by winning a seventh, after defeating Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski by 33 votes.
However, he was magnanimous in victory and hailed Lewandowski for his exhilarating performance for Bayern Munich during the past two seasons.
The Argentina skipper said Lewandowski would have been a worthy winner if he had bagged the game's top prize.
Messi added that the Pole deserved the honour after missing out on the award last year. Lewandowski was largely predicted to win his first Ballon d'Or last year but the event was cancelled because of the raging coronavirus pandemic.