Christiano Ronaldo is threatening to sue over claims that he uses the term ‘motherfucker’ as a nickname for fellow footballer Lionel Messi.
The allegations come from football journalist Guillem Balague who has released a new book, “Messi.” A small extract of the book states the following:
“Ronaldo, perhaps as a symptom of the immaturity that marks so many footballers, thinks it necessary to put on a brave face in front of his teammates, not be scared of Messi and to rise to the challenge. All very macho; all very false, […]
“And that is why, according to some Real Madrid players, CR7 has a nickname for him: ‘motherf—-r’; and if he sees someone from the club speaking to Leo, he also ends up being baptised ‘motherf—-r’.”
Understandably Ronaldo is pretty pissed off, he responded to the rumours via Facebook:
“News is circulating that I allegedly made offending remarks regarding Lionel Messi. This is absolutely false and I have assured my lawyer takes action to sue those responsible. I have the utmost respect for all my professional colleagues, and Messi is obviously no exception.”