Real Madrid forward and Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo settles dispute with FIFA President Sepp Blatter over phone. The two have been involved in a riftafterthe latter made ill remarks about the former.
The issue started when Blatter told a student audience he preferred FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, CR7’s fiercest rival. The president even suggested Ronaldo was too much into his hairstyle and mimicked the player’s role as “commander” in the pitch.
Ronaldo responded by saying that the video “shows clearly the respect and consideration that Fifa has for me.”
“I wish Mr. Blatter health and a long life, with the certainty that he’ll continue to witness the successes of his favourite teams and players,” said Ronaldo.
In the FIFA ceremony when Ronaldo was awarded with the prestigious Ballon d’Or, he played down the Blatter issue. “We talked over the telephone and everything was cleared,” he said.
Ronaldo, Messi, and Bayern Munich forward Franck Ribery vied for the world best player award.