Ronaldo Delima is not happy with the constant taunting of his current stature and the Brazil legend has voiced out his dissatisfaction.
When the former player reunited with his former teammates at the Santiago Bernabeu recently Newcastle legend Michael Owen took a jibe at him but Ronaldo did not ‘feel’ it at all.
Owen most likely intended to make a light joke when he tweeted: “I thought I was putting the pounds on until I saw my old mate Ronnie!”
Ronaldo did not take the issue lightly and he responded at the FIFA Best Player Award ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, saying: “I am shocked as to how much importance my weight garners in the world we live in. I don’t know why it is so important, to be honest.”
The two-time Ballon d’Or winner said he was sick of people making too much of an issue of his weight as it seems everyone does when they see him or his picture. Online trolls regularly take a swipe at him but it seems it is now took much of any issue when others that know him or used to know him now join in. He voiced out, hoping they would let him off.
Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos weighed in on the subject. The Brazilian said: “I don’t like these type of jokes. Ronaldo is a very good friend of mine and we have to be careful. The thing about Ronaldo is not about his body, it’s his heart, he has a very big heart.”
Real Madrid had invited the stars so they would be available when Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with his recently-won Ballon d’Or in an on-pitch event. The invited players were Madrid players that had previously won a Golden Ball and they include Raymond Kopa, Luis Figo aside Ronaldo and Owen.