Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Ronaldo didn’t take too kindly to Sir Alex Ferguson’s gratuitous jibe about his weight.
In comparing the two Ronaldos on the eve of United’s Champions League tie with Real Madrid, Fergie had needlessly referred to Brazilian Ronaldo’s weight, saying Cristiano was better than ‘the fatter one.’
Ronaldo had this to say in reply:
‘He did not see me after One Measure (the Brazilian weight-loss reality TV programme he appeared on). I have nothing to add on my old physical appearance. I regret how disrespectful he was when he referred to me. A very experienced football professional honoured with the title of ‘Sir’ in England spoke such words as a lack of respect to me. I’m proud of what I achieved in football; I was the best in the world.I haven’t placed any jinx (on him), Real Madrid shuts his mouth for me.
I have no more words for this gentleman except that I hope his team lose every single game they play.”
Watch Ronaldo’s riposte to Sir Alex Ferguson on the clip below (with English voiceover).