Ronaldo, who was recently in controversy due to controversial hand gesture in his match with Atletico Madrid, posted some quotes on social media. His controversy did not seem to faze him as he said that people are sometimes stupid and attach too much importance to silly things. He explained that his hand gesture indicated you can do better and wasn’t meant to offend anyone.
This year Ronaldo did not attend the FIFA, and it must be because his arch rival Lionel Messi won the Best FIFA Men’s player. But he did post philosophical quotes on social media raising eyebrows and suspicions. His caption on Instagram read,
“Patience and persistence are two characteristics that differentiate the professional from the amateur. Everything that is big today has started small. You can’t do everything, but do everything you can to make your dreams come true.”
“And keep in mind that after night always comes dawn.”
These messages are subtle and differentiate between an amateur and an expert.
Other than this subtle jab at the winner, he also snubbed the player during the ballot voting. According to Sports Create, he chose three players and the list did not include Messi. The list had Matthijs de Ligt, De Jong and PSG star Kylian Mbappe.
But the winner chose Ronaldo as a second option, along with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and ahead of his Barca team-mate Frenkie de Jong.
Ronaldo isn’t new to the FIFA awards. He won the award back to back in 2016, and 2017. And last year he ended up second to the winner Luka Modric. This year came as a blow to the player who didn’t win, but ended up third. It was Messi who was the winner, followed by Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk.
Ronaldo wasn’t able to attend the award ceremony but he accepted his position with the wise quotes he posted on his instagram account it seems.