CRISTIANO RONALDO has agreed with claims made by a fan page that Lionel Messi stole the Ballon d’Or from himself and Robert Lewandowski as ‘facts’.
The Paris Saint-Germain star pipped Lewandowski to the award by just 33 points but also conceded the Bayern Munich striker deserved a Golden Ball of his own after his incredible achievements in 2020.
Ronaldo – who finished sixth – wasn’t in attendance to watch his rival collect his seventh Ballon d’Or.
He stayed in England, but couldn’t resist having a pop on Instagram.
A Ronaldo fan page slammed Messi’s achievements from last season, comparing them to CR7’s on Instagram, before saying: “Theft. Dirt. Shame. Simply regrettable.
“Who saw, saw. Anyone who is smart enough knows who the real deserving ones are.
“Receiving awards without earning it is false happiness, without pride.
“Regardless of these awards, the CR7 will always be the best in history!”
Ronaldo replied: “Facts??. “
The comment received over 30,000 likes and 10k-plus comments.
Ronaldo is evidently upset finishing outside the top three for the award for the first time in 11 YEARS.
This comes after Ibrahimovic, Toni Kroos and some footballers all claimed Lewandowski ought to be the worthy winner of this year’s award following last year cancellation due to COVID-19.