Conflict at the Golden Ball: Cristiano Ronaldo Rebuked “France Football” Editor for Lying
According to Cristiano Ronaldo, Pascal Ferré fuels a feud between him and fellow star player Leonel Messi. It all started after an interview with the editor of France Football with the New York Times. In it, Ferre allegedly revealed the content of a private conversation with Ronaldo.
“Ronaldo has one goal – to retire with more Ballon d’Or than Messi,” Ferre said. After this statement, Ronaldo immediately announced a boycott of the ceremony and blamed the editor for lying.
Events took a new turn when Messi received the award. Now Ronaldo is sure that all Ferre’s statements are needed to raise the excitement around the ceremony with the help of the player’s name.
“Pascal Ferré lied, used my name to promote himself and the publication,” said the athlete. In addition, the editor of France Football also said that Ronaldo’s absence at the Ballon d’Or is due to quarantine restrictions. However, according to the statements of the footballer himself, this is not the case.
After the ceremony, Ferré agreed to comment on the conflict for CNN with a couple of comments.