There was a curious moment during Cristiano Ronaldo’s post-match press conference yesterday, in which he refused to answer a question on the grounds of having never heard of his questioner.
A journalist from Portuguese news channel CMTV introduced herself, but as she was beginning her question, Ronaldo interjected:
The journalist reiterated ‘CMTV’, to which Ronaldo replied, ‘What is that?
When the spokesperson beside him told him, he said, ‘Ah I don’t know who they are, so I can’t answer.
As she again tried in vain to get her question out, Ronaldo cut her off, saying, ‘It’s not worth it.’
After researching a little, it looks like Ronaldo knows exactly who CMTV are (with 165K Facebook likes, they’re one of Portugal’s more established news groups), and refused to speak to them as they have a reputation for mud-slinging at the Seleccao.