Cristiano Ronaldo once again brought his dapperly dressed son to the Ballon d’Or gala, giving the younger Cristiano a chance to meet his dad’s trophy rival, whom he apparently won’t stop talking about at home.
A TV camera was present for the encounter in Zurich. Here’s a translation of what was said…
Messi: (to Jr.) What’s up, how are you? Good?
Ronaldo: (to Messi) He watched a video on the internet about us and he talks about you. (to Jr.) Don’t be embarrassed now!
It was a lovely moment that showed that above all the rivalry talk, both these guys are family men. And that Cristiano can’t even escape hearing about Lionel Messi in his own home.
“That’s right, son. You want to talk about Lionel Messi in my house? Then I’m going to embarrass you in public and beat him to the game’s most prestigious individual award. So what’s up now, player?”