Ronaldo slams France Football Editor over Messi “lies”

Cristiano Ronaldo released a social media post regarding false claims made by France Football’s Editor over Lionel Messi and himself.

Cristiano Ronaldo called out on France Football Editor Pascal Ferre for lying about his final objective to claim more Ballon d’Or awards than Lionel Messi before ending his career.

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MONACO, MONACO – AUGUST 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus greets Lionel Messi of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Draw, part of the UEFA European Club Football Season Kick-Off 2019/2020 at Salle des Princes, Grimaldi Forum on August 29, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Ferre has been one of the governing members of the prestigious prize for the last five years. And he told the New York Times of the Portuguese star’s ambition earlier: “Ronaldo has only one ambition and that is to retire with more Ballon d’Or [awards] than Messi.”

“I know because he has told me.”

However, Ronaldo has made serious accusations against Ferre saying that such a conversation never happened between them. The 36-year-old Manchester United striker wrote on his Instagram as follows:

“Today’s outcome explains why Pascal Ferré’s statements in the last week, saying that I confided to him that I had the sole ambition to end my career with more Golden Balls than Lionel Messi.”

“Pascal Ferré lied, used my name to promote himself and to promote the post he works for. It is unacceptable that the one responsible for awarding such a prestigious award should lie like this, in absolute disrespect for someone who has always respected France Football and the Golden Ball. And lied again today justifying my absence from the Gala with an alleged quarantine that has no reason to be.”

“I always wish congratulations to those who win. Within sports and fair play that have guided my career from the beginning. And I do so because I’m never against anyone. I always win for myself and the clubs I represent, I win for myself and those who want me well. I don’t win against anyone.”

Ronaldo continued: “The greatest ambition of my career is to win national and international titles for the clubs I represent and for my country’s Selection. The greatest ambition of my career is to be a good role model for all those who are or wish to be professional footballers. The greatest ambition of my career is to leave my name written in the golden letters in the history of world football.”

“I end by saying that my focus is already on the upcoming Manchester United game. And everything that we can still conquer this season along with my mates and our supporters. The rest? The rest is just the rest.”