Cristiano Ronaldo

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  1. 225

    225 Living in hope, existing in disappointment

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    Only ever hear him getting slagged off on here and elsewhere, so though this deserved attention:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...-5million-help-Nepal.html?ito=social-facebook

    Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly donates £5million to help in Nepal after earthquake
    • Cristiano Ronaldo has donated 7million euros to help Nepal aid effort, according to reports from France
    • French sports magazine So Foot says Ronaldo has given money to charitable organisation Save the Children
    It is by no means the first charitable act by Ronaldo, who is believed to have paid for a 10-month old boy to have brain surgery last year.

    And in 2004 he flew to the aid of Indonesian tsunami victims after he saw footage of a young man wearing a Portugal shirt with his name on the back.

    On the pitch, Ronaldo is preparing with Real Madrid to face Valencia in La Liga on Saturday night, before the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Juventus on Wednesday.

    Ronaldo scored in the 2-1 first-leg defeat in Turin, leveling after former team-mate Alvaro Morata had opened the scoring, before Carlos Tevez scored to give Juventus a lead.




    Of course it's "reportedly", but if he acknowledged the reports in any way, people would just claim he was doing it for his own ego. Always wrong.
     
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    Messi gives anonymous donations :p
     
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  3. 225

    225 Living in hope, existing in disappointment

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    Fixed for Tax related accuracy

    ;)
     
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    theShiznit Well-Known Member

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    Accepted.


    But at least he thanks those he takes them from ;)
     
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    225 Living in hope, existing in disappointment

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    In all serious, at the danger of going off topic, isn't Messi under the radar for allegedly being involved in siphoning money from charity matches he set up? For all that can be said about Ronaldo on-field, he's a very generous guy off-field. It all gets twisted and ignored because people can't look past his selfish play in games.
     
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    theShiznit Well-Known Member

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    Not heard that, but look at his little face, can't be true...

    Ronnie must have a poor manager/agent when you think if he could be more liked just for acknowledging a teammate who passes him a tap in or celebrates a teammates goal. Can only think they see the arrogance as part of the brand?
     
  7. AW?

    AW? Formerly known as *******Who?

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    As much of a ponce as he looks and arrogant fucker on the pitch, isn't he actually supposed to be a genuinely nice bloke generally anyway?
     
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  8. 225

    225 Living in hope, existing in disappointment

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    Lol. Few different reports, this is one:
    http://www.spiegel.de/international...-troubles-with-tax-authorities-a-1021979.html


    Maybe the arrogance is part of it, he could have the same PR team as Timmy?

    I think so. Donates a lot of stuff, shares his wealth with his home town in Madeira I think, keen father too. There's a video knocking about which shows him off-pitch taking time to sign stuff for kids and to talk to them, including surprise visits to hospitals and charity things.
     
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    RM dropped 2 points today and Barca seems to have the title sewn up.
     
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    I saw a video where a Japanese boy was attempting to ask him a question in Portuguese and the crowd (media) laughed. Ronaldo turned to them and asked why they were laughing and that the boy was doing well.

    Basically, like a lot of players, he is a prick on the pitch but a gent off it. Drogba is another example.
     
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  11. Spurrific

    Spurrific Can't stop saying fella

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    On all evidence available, Messi is a much bigger **** than Ronaldo. Ignoring mascots, alienating players, demanding to play where he wants, getting managers sacked. He's an amazing player, but a total prick.
     
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    Where is the evidence that he has alienated players, got managers sacked etc. ?
     
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    Spurrific Can't stop saying fella

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    This is more from memory than conclusive evidence. I meant there was substantial evidence of Ronaldo not being a twat, more than of Messi being a twat.

    Both Eto'o and Ibrahimovic have said how Messi decided he wanted to be a striker and they were both moved to accommodate him. Said to Sanchez, "if you're worth 30m how much must I be worth??". He's a tax dodger. The manager-getting-sacked thing I might be misremembering but the only reason Martino got the job was to accommodate him.

    I don't blame Messi for being an arrogant dickhead, just like I don't blame Ronaldo for being arrogant, I would be too if I was labelled the best player ever etc.
     
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    Geyzer Soze Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd

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    He has to be applauded for this. I have people I know out there and it's really bad, the terrain is so dangerous right now after the Earthquakes, aftershocks bringing down buildings that survived the original quakes and landslides are continuing to destroy remote villages....The Monsoon arrives soon and will only make the situation even worse!

    One friend's village Lapubesi in Gorkha district, right in the epicenter has only 1 house standing out of 150....luckily his family are all ok thank heaven.
     
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    Danners9 Used in a Squad Rotation system

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    So not as gen as it first seemed..

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/p...o-the-nepal-relief-effort-10250095.html?dkdkd
     
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    Messi reaction to Ronaldo film trailer:

     
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  20. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    Ronaldo is a massive egotist, like only the biggest overachievers are, and really only plays for himself. But you cannot fault his professionalism, his dedication to improvement, and his pure athletic ability.

    Good to see that for every sports car he crashes, he's doing the right thing elsewhere.
     

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