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Ronaldo responds to Blatter criticism

Ronaldo responds to Blatter criticism

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Ronaldo responds to Blatter criticism

Cristiano Ronaldo has responded to Sepp Blatter after the FIFA president revealed he preferred Lionel Messi over the Portuguese forward.

In a debate at the Oxford Union, the 77-year-old claimed "one spends more time at the hairdressers than the other" in reference to Ronaldo, before saying he preferred Messi, as well as describing him as a "kind man and a good boy."

The comments have resulted in Real Madrid writing to FIFA to call for Blatter to apologize over the remarks, with Ronaldo now giving his own reaction.

Ronaldo posted a video of the Swiss executive making fun of him alongside his own statement on both his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The 28-year-old said: "This video shows the respect and consideration that FIFA has for me, my club and my country. Much is explained now. I wish Mr. Blatter health and a long life, with the certainty that he'll continue to witness the successes of his favourite teams and players."

Ronaldo and Messi were both named on a 23-man short list for the Ballon d'Or on Tuesday.

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