Cristiano Ronaldo Brands France Football Chief A ‘Liar’ In Damning Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or Statement
Cristiano Ronaldo has accused France Football’s editor-in-chief of «lying» after Pascal Ferre claimed the Portuguese superstar told him about his final objective before retiring.
Ferre, who has been in charge of the Ballon d’Or for the last years, said Ronaldo had expressed a desire to finish his career with more prizes than long-time rival Lionel Messi.
«Ronaldo has only one ambition and that is to retire with more Ballon d’Or [awards] than Messi,» Ferre was quoted as telling the New York Times, as per MARCA.
«I know because he has told me.»
But on Monday evening, Ronaldo has emphatically denied that such a conversation took place and blasted Ferre for using his name to «promote himself» and «promote the post he works for».
The 36-year-old branded Ferre’s actions as «unacceptable».
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