Liverpool defender, Vigil Van Dijk torched a storm when he joked about Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence at the Ballon d’Or ceremony that was held in Paris, France on Monday night. Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or, Van Dijk came second whilst CR7 came at a distant fourth.
Speaking to a Dutch TV channel RTL7 in an interview before the gala, Vigil claimed that Ronaldo was not even a rival to the crown. The remarks attracted the wrath of Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro who wrote on her Instagram page saying:
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I think there are people living completely frustrated and unrealistic!
It is well-known that Ronaldo will not win tonight’s prize. Although he has won important collective titles . . . but this is another conversation. We will see where the truth about football will come!
Now, dear Virgil, where you are going, Cristiano Ronaldo has gone and come a thousand times. You see, my dear Virgil, that Cristiano Ronaldo was a tri-champion in the country where you have been playing for years and you still haven’t got your hand on the trophy. Cristiano Ronaldo was even the best player and best scorer in the country where you play, Virgil. By the way, he was younger than you.
Then, dear Virgil, Cristiano Ronaldo went to other places and became the greatest player in the history of Real Madrid. Tell you something, Virgil? Maybe so, because this club, with this Cristiano guy, even beat you in the Champions League final. Of these, Ronaldo already has five, Virgil.
And that fellow Ronaldo and team-mates, with the corners on his chest, crushed your “orange” in a final. Was it hard, Virgil? We have pity.
And, dear Virgil, In one of the least successful times of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo has won even more titles than you. Awesome, isn’t it?
“Now Virgil will win titles from those who really count and then we’ll talk. When you have a handful of them, the really important ones, you might be able to sit at the table with Cristiano….