Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed Monday night's Ballon d'Or ceremony in favour of the annual Serie A's
UNBELIEVABLE!— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) December 2, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo waited in his car for the moment in which he had to be awarded MVP Serie A award!
Then when the time came, he finally get out to enter the theatre, while his bodyguards pointed torchlights to cameras! https://t.co/8A51G9Tatp
It was an incredible thing to do moments before being presented an award, with speculation rife that he was looking to steal the attention away from the Ballon d'Or awards which was going on at exactly the same time in Paris.
Ronaldo was also interviewed on stage as he expressed his happiness over picking up the two gongs. He said, via The Sun: "I'm happy, the Italian championship is very difficult. I would like to thank my Juventus team-mates and all the colleagues who voted for me. This year I will try to repeat it."
Ronaldo's super-agent Jorge Mendes was also interviewed, and was quick to speak out on his client's rivalry with Messi and standing among all footballers, stating: "Cristiano is the best player in history, and you know it."