FIFA President Sepp Blatter was at a private event when he was asked which player he preferred: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. Ultimately, he chose Messi and made some interesting comments about Ronaldo, his hair, and then did a weird impersonation of him.
Ronaldo already fired back at Blatter and now his agent Jorge Mendes is weighing in on it.
“This sad episode involving Mr Blatter shows an unacceptable lack of respect for the exemplary professionalism and dedication that Cristiano Ronaldo has demonstrated throughout his career,” Mendes said, via ESPN FC. “As well as an unprecedented disregard for the millions of Ronaldo and Spanish football fans around the world.”
“This incident is unworthy of the highest representative of an institution such as FIFA,” he said. “They should value the stars that bring so much passion to this sport, instead of trying to publicly humiliate them.”
“He should resign for once and for all. He cannot act like that, with those gestures, ridiculing Cristiano.”
Ultimately, Blatter apologized to Ronaldo. Mendes speculated that this is why Messi has four consecutive Ballon d’Or trophies and Ronaldo has one.
“These comments explain the reasons why Cristiano does not have more Ballons d’Or,” he said in Marca. “This trophy is a farce. If I had doubts, they have been cleared up completely.”
For the record, all the results of the voting are made public. He also speculated and created a conspiracy theory that it could impact their World Cup play-off game.
“I am concerned — Portugal’s place at the World Cup is on the line,” Futre said. “I am afraid this could leave us out — considering the hate which Blatter has for Cristiano. Blatter has shown he has hate, but Cristiano will speak on the pitch. There has been a lack of respect for the best player in the world.”
There is no reason FIFA would want Cristiano out of the World Cup, he is a huge draw and a player that attracts many viewers.