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Cristiano Ronaldo Will Not Attend Ballon d’Or Gala After Being Disrespected by FIFA, Says Report

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not attend the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or gala scheduled for January because he believes he has been disrespected by FIFA, according to a report today in the Spanish media.

Ronaldo is believed to be upset regarding the treatment he’s received from FIFA in recent months. After FIFA President Sepp Blatter publicly made fun of Ronaldo at a speech in England, Ronaldo is now upset at FIFA because Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery received more positive write-ups than Ronaldo. And that was the final straw for CR7, according to AS.

If the reports are true, Ronaldo’s actions smack of immaturity, feeling victimized and being a poor loser. Ronaldo has as good a chance of any of winning the award this year. And just because FIFA may not be giving him the love he feels he deserves, he needs to attend the gala to show his sportsmanship.

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  1. dickie

    December 31, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Attending is one issue, winning Ballon D’or is agreat task for Ronaldo. Messi is still doing wonderful/extraordinary job in the pitch. He’s a GENIUS.

  2. simon liang

    November 20, 2013 at 1:15 am

    its Shame an editor put this piece of crap over here.i think this website and the editor of this page are all Currupt FIFA agents and lovers of lionel messi.who is more immature??? ronaldo or blattet??? you better find something else to do than thiz

  3. Tetelo

    November 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    i wudnt attend if i wer Him. wth ths corrupt organisation, its likely that He myt not win the award despite His unmatched performance season after season, this cud b jst a ploy to spite Him and crush His confidence and scoring abilities. so ths wud make a fool of Him than Blatter did alredy. we all no He dservs this award more than any1 this year

  4. Mike

    November 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    RONALDO might ask Messi to take the Ballon d’Or for him and deliver it personally in Madrid

  5. Rima

    November 17, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Of course he shouldn’t attend this corrupt organization reached the limit especially this old Blatter who should have respected his age and position as someone in his age and post should know well to think before he talks the worse is that he was with students and should be a symbol. He lost his respect and I hope FIFA will throw him out

  6. insert name here

    November 15, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Its not like Cristiano to be a primadonna …. oh wait !!!!!

  7. Seyi

    November 15, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Immaturity??? C’mon that’s you pulling a ‘Blatter’on him too.. The decision not to attend is a welcomed one, there’s no need pretending, he doesn’t like the statements made and justifiably so… He is still going to win the Ballon D’or although Frank has a good chance too

  8. AdamEdg

    November 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Calling Ronaldo immature is out of line. Blatter and FIFA crossed a line with their comments and actions. He has every right to not attend. I applaud his decision.
    In fact, all of the nominees should decline attending in support. This would send a clear message to FIFA and its “leadership” that such behavior cannot and will not be tolerated.

  9. Tony Butterworth

    November 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I don’t agree with your immaturity comment. He’s not letting any teammates down and if you’re treated like crap for long enough you have to draw the line somewhere.

    It’s a pointless and meaningless ceremony anyway.

  10. Robert_F

    November 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    He has every right not to attend. I have had it with FIFA, and this corrupt organization. Scandal after scandal. We cannot take moral lessons from an organization that have no moral authority whatsoever.

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