Cristiano Ronaldo Waited Until He Was Announced As Winner Before He Entered Serie A Awards Ceremony
Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't present at the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris last night and the Portuguese superstar only turned up at the Grand Gala of Football when he was announced as the winner.
The 34-year old finished third in the voting for the 2019 Ballon d'Or, with rival Lionel Messi moving ahead of him on six Ballon d'Or trophies.
Ronaldo was instead in Milan, where he was crowned Serie A MVP And Forward of the Year for his performances but it was a very brief appearance from the Juventus star.
According to Tancredi Palmeri, Ronaldo stayed in his car until he was announced as the winner and then swanned into the ceremony at the end.
The Italian journalist claims the former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward's bodyguards, which includes a former MMA fighter, purposely shined torches so that photographers couldn't take pictures of him as he entered.
Ronaldo has now become the only player to win the best footballer award in England, Spain and Italy but his Ballon d'Or placement led to a very salty reaction from his sister, Elma, who called out "the footballing mafia" yet again.