Cristiano Ronaldo Posts Snarky Facebook Reply To Sepp Blatter’s ‘Hairdresser’ Jibe

Chris Wright

30th, October 2013


Chris Wright

As you may or may not have seen earlier this week, FIFA dumpling Sepp Blatter caused a bit of very, very minor controversy when, speaking at Oxford Union, he admitted to preferring “nice boy” Lionel Messi over “fan of hairdressers” Cristiano Ronaldo – before doing an absolutely spot-on impression of the Real Madrid star (skip to 1:50).

Ronaldo has since issued a fairly snarky retort to Blatter’s quips on his Facebook (while also re-posting the video above), which reads thus:

“This video shows clearly the respect and consideration that FIFA has for me, for my club and my country. Much is explained now.

“I wish Mr Blatter health and a long life, with the certainty that he will continue to witness, as he deserves, the successes of his favourite teams and players.”

The sound you hear is Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or aspirations disappearing in a fart of smoke.

Blatter then apologised on Twitter: “I apologise if you were upset by my light-hearted answer at private event on Friday. I never meant to offend you.”

While we’re loathe to side with Sepp on this one, he was obviously engaging a room full of university students and was playing to the crowd – just a joke, nothing to mither about.


We can’t help but feel Ronaldo has taken this all a little too seriously – anyway, he must spend more time at the hairdressers by default as, from the look of things, Messi’s mum still cuts his with a pudding bowl and a pair of tin snips.

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  1. João says:

    I just dont agree with Blatter when he says Messi is the child every mother would like to have. Im my opinion, every mother likes to see their child grow…

  2. Camborghini says:

    Sorry Sepp, but if you want to be the FIFA president, appearing publicly (and it WAS public because we’re all seeing it) as the FIFA president, you don’t get to make public caricatures of players.

    However it was intended, it was unprofessional and classless.

  3. Laura says:

    Why is this posted in the category ‘Barcelona’? It doesn’t have anything to do with that club!

    • Chris says:

      Lionel Messi plays for Barcelona, hence it’s in the ‘Barcelona’ category. Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid, hence it’s also in the ‘Real Madrid’ category.

  4. Richard says:

    Laughing out loud for several minutes after reading the “pudding bowl and a pair of tin snips” remark. That was all time Chris!

  5. Zam says:

    Nice boy tax dodger, I suppose Blatter thinks the odd bit of corruption is perfectly nice, though.

  6. OrlandoAndy says:

    Not sure that being called a “nice boy” by someone who sold what integrity FIFA had left to whoever put the most money in his and his buddies pockets is something I’d be proud of. Messi has more reason to be pissed by Seth’s praise than Ronaldo has for his ham handed shot.

  7. eddie says:

    Blatter grow up.u don’t own FIFA.Ronaldo is great player,support your messi and leave our great Ronaldo.what kind of a president would speak such rubbish in public.fool

  8. Joe says:

    And the walking time-bomb that is FIFA continues. Enjoy the next two World Cups, Blatter. They will be the last. FIFA are sooo last century.

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