Cristiano Ronaldo hinted that he did not think much of the decision to award Lionel Messi the Golden Ball in an interview with Portugese TV.
In this he is hardly unique.
However, the way he half-evaded the question is rather revealing. His impatience with FIFA's apparent love of Messi has been apparent since he reacted badly to Sepp Blatter's fairly harmless comments at the Oxford Union.
When asked he said:
I think the whole world saw, and people have already analysed for themselves... it would be an interesting question to ask Messi directly... I can't be honest about this, I can't be honest about this. If I told you everything I thought about that, I'd be sent to prison.
There you are. Cristiano Ronaldo suggests that FIFA have a Stasi type operation in place waiting to imprison anyone who dares question their adoration of young Leo.
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