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Cristiano Ronaldo's Behaviour Towards The FIFA Best Awards Was So Salty

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Cristiano Ronaldo's Behaviour Towards The FIFA Best Awards Was So Salty

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't win the FIFA Best Men's Player of the Year award and did not attended the awards ceremony all together.

The first two years of FIFA's new awards Ronaldo claimed the crown, and that years Ballon d'Or, but on Monday he missed out for the second year in-a-row.

Instead it was long time rival Lionel Messi who walked away with the award, beating Ronaldo into third with Virgil van Dijk in second.

Messi receives his award. Image: PA Images
Messi receives his award. Image: PA Images
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The awards were in Milan, just two hours by car or an hour by train from Ronaldo's home in Turin but the Juventus forward didn't make the awards due to an injury he picked up in training.

After the awards were finished Ronaldo posted on social media a photo of himself at home while his son did homework.

In the Instagram post the five time Ballon d'Or winner cryptically wrote, "Verified patience and persistence are two characteristics that differentiate the professional from the amateur.

"Everything that is big today has started small.

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"You can't do everything, but do everything you can to make your dreams come true.

"Keep in mind that after night always comes dawn."

The 34-year-old didn't turn up at last year's event, when Modric beat him to the award for his role in Croatia's run to the World Cup final, and nor did Messi.

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This year though the awards were so close to him and last year Messi wasn't even in the top three so his absence makes even more sense.

Apart from his actions on the night the former Manchester United winger was also pretty salty with his voting for the award.

As Portugal captain he, like Messi for being Argentina captain, gets a say and neither the Barca man or Van Dijk were in his top three.

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Instead Ronaldo voted for new Juve teammate Matthijs de Ligt in first place with Frenkie de Jong and Kylian Mbappe in second and third, three men who had no chance of winning the award.

Messi didn't have Ronaldo top of his list but the Portuguese star was second of his three behind Sadio Mane and ahead of De Jong.

However you spin it Ronaldo has acted like a big child missing the awards, posting as soon as it was over and once again failing to find room for his rival in his list.

Topics: Player Of The Year, Football News, Barcelona, Serie A, Lionel Messi, Virgil Van Dijk, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo, La Liga, Luka Modric

Ryan Sidle
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