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Madrid demands Blatter apologizes to Ronaldo
Madrid demand Blatter apologises to Ronaldo

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Madrid demand Blatter apologises to Ronaldo

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed Real Madrid has sent a letter to Sepp Blatter demanding that he apologizes to Cristiano Ronaldo over comments he made regarding the forward in a recent speech.

The FIFA president, 77, discussed the merits of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi during a debate at the Oxford Union in which he suggested the Portuguese cared more about his image than his efforts on the pitch.

"Leo’s a good lad. Every father or mother would like to have at home. He’s a good man, very fast and he’s not exuberant. He’s a kind man, he’s a really good boy," he said. ""The other [in reference to Ronaldo], is a commander on the field of play.”

Blatter then proceeded to march across stage mimicking the movements of a military parade in a bid to make fun of Ronaldo before concluding with another jibe at the Madrid star.

"One spends more at the hairdresser’s than the other, but I can’t say who is better. I like them both, but I prefer Messi."

The news comes after both Messi and Ronaldo were named on a 23-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or on Tuesday.

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