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Cristiano Ronaldo says his sadness has nothing to do with wanting more money

Brooks Peck
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Cristiano Ronaldo smiles during his time of sadness. (Getty)

Since Cristiano Ronaldo told the media that he was too sad to celebrate his goals during Real Madrid's 3-0 win against Granada on Sunday, speculation has been rampant. Since he said that his frowniness was caused by "professional" reasons, the popular theory of Ronaldo wanting more money emerged. After all, as Marca showed in a handy graph, Ronaldo is supposedly now just the 10th best paid player in the world (right behind Leo Messi), earning half of Samuel Eto'o's €20 million a year.

So now, Ronaldo has decided to reassert his sadness while also debunking the rumor that he is so greedy that it's making him depressed. Cristiano tweeted:

That I am feeling sad and have expressed this sadness has created a huge stir. I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case. At this point, I just want to guarantee to the Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected. I have too much respect for myself and for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of. Abrazos to all madridistas

Well, if it's not the money then that means it really must be The Ramos.

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