Ronaldo breaks his silence about Messi’s eighth Ballon d’Or, laughs with envy

Cristiano Ronaldo has responded to Lionel Messi winning his eighth Ballon d’Or by commenting with a laughing emoji under a video mocking his former rival.

The Argentinian’s record-breaking victory last night in Paris took him three trophies ahead of Al-Nassr striker Ronaldo.

Spanish journalist Tomas Roncero posted a video saying: “Hello friends. What we knew happened, they would give Messi another Ballon d’Or.”

“He went to retire in Miami, even though it already looked like he retired at PSG preparing for the World Cup. He won the World Cup, well, but with six penalties… The World Cup was ten months ago, it’s November”.

“Messi has eight Ballon d’Or, he should have had five. He has Iniesta/Xavi’s Ballon d’Or, Lewandowski’s who won six trophies in one season and Haaland’s who was the top scorer.”

Commenting on the video on Instagram, Ronaldo posted four laughing emojis – although it’s unclear what exactly the former Manchester United star means.

Piers Morgan, who recently interviewed Ronaldo in a bombshell interview, tweeted earlier today that Messi didn’t deserve it.

“Messi absurdly winning the Ballon d’Or this year is even more proof that the entire ‘Ballon d’or’ system is rigged. He should have won 2 less, Cristiano should have won 2 more and Haaland should have won this year. End,” Morgan wrote.

Haaland finished second in the race for the Ballon d’Or. Messi’s former PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe finished third, while Kevin De Bruyne was fourth.