September 4th, 2012

Career Drama: Cristiano Ronaldo Is Sad

Some things in life make you feel secure. Satellite television. Owning 16 times the amount of shoes you might ever need. A milky cup of tea. Cristiano Ronaldo and his well-matured thighs cheerily stretching on the practice pitch to our heart’s content. We need these things to survive.

So when CR7 drops somewhat of a bombshell to the Spanish press claiming he haz a sad that’s preventing us from seeing him semi-clad, we’ve got a serious problem on our hands.

There’s a ton of rumours and speculation over what’s transpired as of late, as well as why the whole ordeal is quickly turning into the La Liga version of Gossip Girl. But we prefer not to bring facts or figures to the equation because honestly, seeing Cristiano sad makes us sad (selfishly, of course).

Kickettes, did you seen this emotional revelation coming or not? Are you ready for him to move on from Madrid or is it too soon to be thinking things will come to that? Will the financially savvy FloPe even let that happen without charging a gazillion euros for the international superstar? And who would even pay for his services?

Soz, we’re full of ridiculous questions today. Because it’s Tuesday. And we may or may not have already started drinking.

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138 Responses to “Career Drama: Cristiano Ronaldo Is Sad”

  1. Frances says:

    Christiano Ronaldo consistently scores highest in a calculation of social media popularity by a website called starcount, he has the highest profile throughout global social media….he says one thing (albeit an emotional thing) and the entirety of the press, facebook world, twittersphere etc go completely mental!

  2. Donna says:

    I really do not believe he is playing with the media here.
    However I do not think it is severe enough for him to leave Real Madrid. As he said, he hass too much respect for the club.
    So United return…ehhh…don;t bet on it.'
    Mourinho will get him through this :)

  3. Kristina says:

    Wow, I really did pick the right week to be home sick :) .

    My conclusions after reading and writing here the past few days:

    1. Cristiano wanted to draw attention to something that he feels uncomfortable with. You can't explain it in any other way. You can't be Cristiano Ronaldo and act like that on one of the biggest stages in the world if you don't REALLY want something. If he didn't want this situation he wouldn't have done it. He's not stupid. Simpel as that.
    2. People who are blaming the media are naive. Cristiano Ronaldo just threw them a big juicy bone. What? They're not supposed to pick it up? Phuulease! What did you expect? And yes, it HAS a bigger news value BECAUSE it is Cristiano Ronaldo! You may think it unfair, but it's a fact.
    3. If you think it unfair, then don't forget Cris has power also. I think the club are ready to go to some lenghts to make him happy again.

    I know I will be thumbed down, but I really haven't said anything rude or insulting here. I think this is really basic facts.

    • Thea says:

      Totally agree – he's playing the media and he has done it throughout his career. When he did this at manu it meant one of two things:
      He got a pay rise and an improved contract
      He was angling to go elsewhere.

      • Kristina says:

        It doesn't seem to be about money this time. Maybe some policy thing at the club that he doesn't like?

        This is really interesting to me because not only is it football related, but it's also (as I interpret it) about group dynamics. And I happen to work with Human Relations. I can't help to wonder what is really being said in between all those twitter-announcements.

        • Thea says:

          Well twitter is a red herring a lot of times! But – yes group dyanamics play their part in s lot of situations. Maybe he feels out of it – or feeling a toxic atmosphere? He a played well for portugal in EURO 2012 and narrowly missed a final place ot a lack lustre spanish team – only to see them romp gome in the final. He may be feeling that the Spanish player are lording their acheivemnts over him unfairly???

          • Kristina says:

            I was thinking about what he said when they interviewed him on stage when Iniesta got his award. Several times he made references to the fact that RM beat Barcelona last season. "This year we win" "We were better than them" and nodding to Messi and Iniesta. He sounded a bit bitter as if he knew that he wouldn't get the award. He also said that "penalties is a lottery" in reference to the game between Spain and Portugal in the Euros. He has been nr two after Messi (and obviously after Iniesta sometimes) for some time now, plus Spain beat Portugal. If he feels that the Spanish players at RM get more say, or don't support him enough, then maybe it's starting to hurt. It's all speculation, but still.

    • Catie2838 says:

      Well, I give you a resounding thumbs up! The media is a tool for footballers and their clubs. If something isn't being handled behind closed doors the way one party wants, they take to the media to try and force their hand. Cris isn't the only one to do it, he's the just highest profiled one to do it. My theory is the same, it's all about group dynamics. And if what I've seen mentioned in other comments is true – that he was upset about not spending time with his family on the anniversary of his fathers death – then that only further backs it up. His public acknowledgement of being "sad" is a reminder to the club that he's an important part of it, and something is going on that isn't allowing for his needs to be met, or he feels they aren't being listened to. He gives the media a mini heart attack, RM has a tiny bit of damage control, and then they sit down and hug it out or whatever.

  4. RealFan7 says:

    I think everyone needs to calm down. Stop putting words in his mouth and acting like you know him on a personal level. I think people underestimate the fact that he is a very smart man and has smart people around him(jorge mendez). He knew exactly what he was saying, very vague, and when he said it, right before the international break. I'm sure when he wants people to know whats going on, he'll say it then. In the meantime, if there is something I can do to make him happy, I'll gladly take one for the team.

  5. con2e says:

    What's so hard to understand people? He wants a pay raise, pure and simple. His little itty bitty ego can't take not being the highest paid player in the world, lol. It's all a bluff to call Real Madrid's hand. All this hand wringing over his perceived mental state is laughable.

    • Utd Girl says:

      In my opinion, he should be the highest paid player in the world! Besides, he's already confirmed it's not about the money, but people like you just can't get that through your little itty bitty head, eh?

      What's laughable is people not realizing how more than half of all the pro athletes have the same mentality as Cristiano and he's one of the few who actually get criticize for it because he's honest and upfront about it.

      • Sarah, Madrid says:

        jeje I know righ?
        Cris get criticized for the simple idea of wanting to be the best, how horrible of Cris of wanting to be the best in everything he does, if this was a buisness world, he would been applauded! Why is modesity being vanilla is such an important factor in football nowadays god only know why!
        Horrible human for wanting to be the best in his profession, how can anyone stands him, working hard to get it, such horrible work ethics, force him to retire anyone?!

        • Utd Girl says:

          lol exactly! Shame on him for working his butt off to be the best at what he loves to do! Wow, people these days, seriously! I mean COME ON! Give him a break! Michael Jordan is to me the greatest basketball player to ever live and he isn't exactly the nicest guy. So many people call him a douche, but Cristiano over here who is down to earth and nice and loved by everyone he's played/worked with is some sort of villain. MY GOD I always end up having to defend Cris…which is totally fine but WOW!

        • Kristina says:

          No, it's not horrible, it's ambitious. But I'm telling you no management in any corporation would approve of his methods. If you want something you earn it. If you think you deserve more, you talk to your bosses, you explain the problem and ask them what you can do to improve your situation. You do NOT go around sulking by the coffee machine. That will get you nowhere and people will consider it unprofessional.

          Since you used the business world analogy I couldn't help myself but elaborate. It's tough at the top. That's why you are payed millions and millions of dollars.

          • Sarah, Madrid says:

            But again you don't know what the issue about Cris, I save my judgment of him sulking without knowing why until he comes out with the reason, I say whether he did deserve all this criticism

            If you noticed I didn't mention that regarding this issue in particular, but in overall feeling regarding Cristano, he always criticized regardless of what he does, to be quite frank, it is UNfair, you said it yourself, he always get thrown sticks @ that he doesn't deserve.
            It is in human nature to complain about thing when you feel your voice isn't heard, yes in world of buisness people sulk about it, saying that Media isn't blamed to whatever happening is wrong because he is Cristano, but this doesn't allow Media to speak that much about him, now if player Messi or Iker let's say spoke about it, Media won't treat them in this way, everyone will try to understand why they are sad, they can't be, try to be helpful before throwing judgments around them Messi and Iker are households name as much Cris is! * Before telling me, they won't do or not, I am just give you example*

            • Kristina says:

              Cristiano is a superstar. He's the glamourous diva of football. There are others but he outshines them all. Now, media has created this image, but he has a part in it himself. A guy who says "I'm handsome, rich and good at football" (which is a very funny remark) plays them right into their hands. That does not give the media the right to write untrue or hurtful things, but they love to do that to him.

              Now Messi, and Iker I guess, has, I think very consciously, built a different image. He is shy, and doesn't feel comfortable in the spotlight. That doesn't make him an angel.

              Anyway if Messi would do a "Cristiano" I think he would be criticized, but it would look different.

              • Sarah, Madrid says:

                That rich… It was such sarcastic comment that everyone chose to ignore and Exactly prove my point!
                Media loves to hate cristano because why? He loves to want to be the best he showed he wants to be the best! If you look @ it from distance you will see he is not doing anything to make him deserve it! Crs problem as my friend who studies psychology is he doesn't embrace fact that he is what he is, in contrary of what people think, he thinks too much about what people think of him! If he just ignore it, hs life might be easier but again we won't know if it wll be because he already had this reputation of being a drama queen making his comment blwn out f proportion to the extent f becoming a mania, if they asked messi about it in argentine!

                • Kristina says:

                  I think you are right about him paying too much attention to what people thinks. He is letting it get to him. Maybe he can get some help to strenghten his self esteem? Because even if he seems a cocky, confident young man things isn't always what they seem.

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      jajajaja will you keep updated? he actually said it is not about the money, but if it was I never ever blame player for trying or wanting to get more money as in the end of day he is doing a job, like normal people work hard for raise and demand it, he certainly does.
      However, again saying he is sad about it, no he won't do it

  6. meray says:

    Over 100 comments and an endless speech.
    Ronaldo (fenimeno), Hugo Sanchez, Luis Figo and lots other did the same thing ages ago.They all expressed that they was sad.The world continued,few people judged them..why are you getting so touchy towards Cristiano?
    He must have his reasons to say what he said out loud..just wait till he speaks his reasons..

    João Pereira (about Cristiano Ronaldo): "When you dont know what going on its better to keep your mouth shut

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      +1000000000, I been guilty of saying stuff that might be the reason, but I agree! save your judgment until you know why!

  7. Fiona says:

    I think if you're not satisfied with the professional situation at your club, you put your head down and keep working. What's the use in moaning to the press? He's just being petty and immature. Football is a team sport. It's not all about him. There are many players who actually did go through truly difficult times at their clubs, being injured, not winning ANYTHING, not gaining any sort of recognition yet I don't hear anyone complain but him. I'm sorry to say that, but as a lover of football, he just needs to man up.

    • Kristina says:

      You just put things into perspective, didn't you. Bravo! There are others that complain though, but the same goes for them.

    • meray says:

      So all the players through history who said that they were feeling sad weren't men enough!?
      the logic you have!ugh!

      • Kristina says:

        I think you're missing the point. If he had personal problems then of course you would feel bad for him, and I think people would understand that no matter how much money you have you can still feel low sometimes. But, he said it was professional. And all of a sudden he seems a bit of a drama queen. He certainly chose to express his feelings on one of the worlds biggest scenes. When you do that you ca't really complain about the media. What did you expect? This was what he wanted. Attention. About a professional matter. I think many would just have gone to their bosses.

    • Utd Girl says:

      I'm pretty sure a lot of them complained. You just don't see it in the press considering they weren't CRISTIANO RONALDO!

      • meray says:

        yeah but they should really consider giving him a break!
        rumors till now haven't stopped.the press in the world have a pretty tough imagination. lol

        • Utd Girl says:

          I know! I've stopped thinking about what it could possibly be. The press has just blown this way out of proportion. I mean in my head, I'm hoping he told Real he wants to retire at Utd, but hey it's just my fantasy. Haha I guess we all just have to wait! I hate how so many people always have to criticize him so harshly. Blah blah blah it's part of the job, boo hoo I don't see other people being treated the way he is!

          • meray says:

            same feelings (but i hope he never leaves madrid :P )
            and then they say fans don't love him :S

            • Utd Girl says:

              I only started following Real because of Cris going there, but I have fallen for those boys! I can't picture him playing for any other club but Real or United. I guess we'll have to wait what he really is sad about.

      • Sarah, Madrid says:

        Cesc just did yesterday about him not completing 90 minutes of playing time, not even starting or not playing, no playing the whole 90 minutes! so yeaah…but hey who cares! Cris is sad, must write covers about it

  8. Carla says:

    He wants a pay rise to around 15 million Euro's because he and all other foreign players/people will have to pay more tax in Spain.They used to pay 24% and now it could be as high as 43%.And president of Real Madrid made it clear that they won't be blackmailed! So now that he realized he won't be getting what he wants he claims it's not about the money.It's not important what it is-you sort it with the people in the club you don't go on babling about it to the press because it's bad for the atmosphere in the club and the club is getting negative publicity.I think fans won't be to happy about it.

  9. InaMadridstateofmind says:

    You know, this is all really messed up no matter what angle. A man reveals his emotions and the press go bananas. Ok he was sad at the moment. Maybe it was a combination of things. The continual unsupportiveness of Coentrao and other players (Marcelo and the mono incident) by RM, the anniversary of his father's death, the loss to Iniesta, and the unbelievable pressure he must be under to score goals like a machine. Maybe he is also upset that RM let Granero go. He is entitiled to feel the ups and downs of his job. He has two goaless games and he is being thrown under the bus by the media. Uh, he scored in both legs of the Supercopa did he not? I don't believe money means more to him than the prestige and I really don't think he thinks calling out RM in public will push them to increase his salary. Maybe he just wants to demonstrate the power he has to get the media going as a wake up call to the bigshots at RM.

  10. christy says:

    Oh godddddd……………

  11. Agnes Wonka says:

    In Facebook many people are saying his sadness maybe connected with tha anniversary of his father's death. maybe they're right :(

    • Utd Girl says:

      He says it's a professional issue so I don't know. I really don't want to speculate. All I want is for him to come back home! I want him back at United! I miss him! I've fallen in love with Real Madrid, but United is my team and that's exactly where Cris belongs! I miss my baby!!!

  12. Sarah, Madrid says:

    I hate this, when a person doesn't know what they are talking about because you ARE are not a RM fan, how would they don't know or UNDERSTAND how we deal with our players or how specail we are with them? how you give an opinion about our relation with our player?.
    Cristano has been in RM for 3 years, no one earns the love if he comes here especailly when he is tooo expensive player had a reputation of being a drama queen before coming, I am pretty sure Cristano is aware about this fact he will struggle to gain our affecionate, he has to earn to it, like anyone who comes here. At first yes madridista were rough on him but after last season, he became one of RM icons! If anything he is slowly becoming a big big big Madridista legend, as I said missing a penalty in UCL semi, yet fans still cheered for him and sang his name, it is more than amazing! Don't happen quite often.

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      People who claim knows Cristano is feeling this and that? I just want know how do you know?, all signs everything before the "sad" comment suggest that Cris is nothing but happy in RM, he loves the club and the fan.
      everyone everyone have an opinion about this when it is between RM and Cristano is a bit annoying.I can't take fact that we have to deal with players' fans who happen to start supporting our club because of them, I hate whenthey put their fav above club like RM, again it is not only us who has "tough love" over our players, it is a LIga culture, you know how many time player like Xavi get booed in Camp nou? or Valdez? Valencia fans if their club is winning, they are playing like crap they boo them, atletico I don't have to go there. !

      • rubii says:

        united singing (get him in a plane,get him back from spain) and bernabeu chanting his name is an evidence that ronaldo is loved by his fans wherever he goes.

      • Sarah, New York City says:

        I'm not here to claim I know this or that about why Cristiano is sad, but I did follow him over from United to Spain and I would be remiss if I didn't take offense to the "I can't take the fact that we have to deal with players's fans who happen to start supporting our club because of them…" I may not have been raised in Madrid culture or grew up supporting RM but just because I began supporting Madrid due solely to CR7 does in no way mean that I don't have respect for the club, its history, and its culture. So tread carefully when saying things like that, because even if Cris leaves, Madrid is forever branded in my heart.

        • Sarah, Madrid says:

          You are missing my point, everyone one of us has a reason to start supporting a club, what I mean are fans who support certain players in a club, they just put the interest of their certain fav player ahead of club! That's what I meant, it bugs me!

    • rubii says:

      i feel ya!
      sometimes i feel "other teams supporters" comment on madrid's bus. more than they comment on their supported team.they act like they know everything and stuff!

      • Kristina says:

        I must say that we who are supporting other teams have been very quiet on this post. It is usually not the case, as you know ;) . I expected a sh*tstorm actually. But it never came. I know it is far worse at other blogs and sites though. As far as I'm concerned I think this will blow over. But I fear this will be one more thing that those who love to hate will hold against Ronaldo. As if he needed that.

        • Thea says:

          It will blow over – basically CR-9 is always prone to acts of petulance and in fairness life at the top of your profession is not always hunky dorie! He's a great player but over looked for the awards and over the last year or so I would say that Messi is probably the sponsors favourite!
          If he leaves RM – he can't really to to Barca, Italy would not suit him and the EPL as goodas it is would be a step back!

          • Kristina says:

            I agree with you. It must be frustrating that no matter what you do, that little Argentinian is in your way. And no, I can't see him goin anywhere.

            • rubii says:

              i think you should do as ur little argentinian midge did,just keep silence cause your no good at talking.

              • Kristina says:

                Why are you so rude? I haven't said anything negative. You are winding yourself up. Just chill. RM and Cristiano are NOT RM supporters property. I can discuss what is going on in any club if I want to, and I'm not being disrespectful. I'm interrested in what happens in La liga. Ok?

                • rubii says:

                  I have been rude cause i havent seen a single thread where you are not attacking RM,Mou or Cris..thats why!
                  i usually don't like this fuss that happens between supporters specifically RM and Barca,and i even like some barca players and i have nothing against anyone of them,but you actually lead me to be rude and to defense people i love by attacking others!!
                  im not talking about this thread but every thread.if you have problems against or hate them please don't drag it here and make people discuss with hate!

                  • Kristina says:

                    Oh boy. I apologize for you being rude to me…?

                    Just one thing though, I don't know how long you have been in here but you should know that the meanest things I say about Cristiano is that I think he is too muscly and too tanned. That's it. No hate. On the contrary, I often say I think he is treated badly.

                    When it comes to RM I don't hate either. They happen to be my teams greatest rival so it's bound to be some banter going on, but I don't hate the club itself. Why should I?

                    There are two people, though, that are causing me to feel sick and to say less nice things, and those two people happen to be in RM. And I think that is what you are referring to. I will feel the same way about them which ever club they went to. Now you know.

                    • rubii says:

                      haha i've been here long enough don't worry.
                      i think if Cris never went to Madrid u would've had another opinion about him..I mean all your previous comments were negative about him not because you only think he is over tanned! you are not supporting a team full of hotties as far as anyone knows.

                      Its your opinion anyways,im not discussing that..but i'll just give you a piece of information,almost all of your comments are provoking,so either prepare yourself to be talked in a rude way,or ease your speech a little bit.

                      peace :)

                    • Kristina says:

                      lol, you win! There is none as blind as she who will not see.

        • rubii says:

          I was talking in general,not only about this post!
          and you know sh*tstorms when its done against us and our players make us love them and appreciate them more so keep going ;)

          • Thea says:

            THe more I think about it – it could just be a reaction to the impending financial gloom of the spanish economy – it could just habe an effect on him.

          • Kristina says:

            I think the reason why it's nice and calm is because most of the readers of this blog are pro-Madrid. This post proves that, I think. I'm a Barcelista but I bear no ill will against Ronaldo so I have no reason to cause havoc. He doesn't deserve half of the things he gets thrown sometimes.

            • Thea says:

              I agree – RM is not the gelled together entiy of say Barca, Athlectio, or his former club MANU………….

              • Sarah, Madrid says:

                what do you mean not gelled together as entity? RM as an entity is not a question here, sorry again I will defend my club this club have been functioning for the past 110 years perfectly as entity adopting too many stars, egos, winning titles in the process! so what do you mean not gelled together as entity? you mean fans and players, or players together, or players with managment!
                Again, what do you mean?
                Most of readers here are por-madrid because this article has to do with RM!

                • Thea says:

                  Players together – and players with the management. RM Fans are as loyals as anyother breed!

                  • Sarah, Madrid says:

                    Players with management that's happens in every big club, remember that Rooney statement that lead him to better contract? or just yesterday Cesc came out complaining about his lack of playing time with Barca! These are stuff that happen in football world doesn't mean lkess entity.
                    as on players vs players, it is just PURE media talking I follow the team, I see how they act with each other, how friendly they are suggesting they have problems it is just for media to sell, since it is RM it sells alot.

        • Sarah, Madrid says:

          You don't get Kristina! sorry my rant was a bit too much, but recently Barcelona didn't buy a player who is already a household name who comes with his fans, you don't have a coach who already have his own fan base, my rant was a bit too much, but I just had enough, it became unbareable! Been hearing stupid comments, blogs about Kaka how he is ruined in RM by his "fan girls", then this comes, they start with CRis not being loved in RM, he is more loved in United, then attack a whole culture of how fans deal with their players when no knowledge of anything, I am not saying all fans, but some are bareable with Xabi come back home to Liverpool, to evil Mou who ruined Kaka's career to Cris the guy who whatever he does fans still hate him, they put their fav star name above our club and I reached point where I can't stand.
          It can't be in this blog, but you can't begin to understand ti reached to point ot attacking IKER puting Cris saddness above him, it is just shut-up either support RM as entity or just stop talking

          • Kristina says:

            It sure has been a lot of controversies in your club for a while now. So far Mou's tactics has been to take the heat off his players. I wonder how he is going to deal with this one. And I don't mean that in a "I-hope-everything's-going-to hell-in-Madrid" kind of way. I just wonder.

            • Thea says:

              Me too – things at RM do not stack up – and it's sad because of their history. This Galactico's Part II era has not come to reality.

            • Sarah, Madrid says:

              These "controversies" have been happening in RM since I been following them and let's say since I started to get it more, nothing new over media to create fueds, stories, problems in RM squad, it will happen every year, every season, Mourinho tactics is still there in regarding footballing matters, not rumors, no one can control Spanish media of AS or Marca.

              RE: Thea, RM have always bought the best players for the team it is actually part of our hirsoty, this is not galacticos era two at all I don't know who calls it that, first season it was with Kaka and Cris, then Mourinho came over, the super stars signing stopped!

          • Maite says:

            I do not understand some people attacking Iker. What for? He is the captain of the club so he cannot make incendiary comment to the press! Only Arbeloa was so vocal but as others have said he has the luxury of doing this because he is not representing for any other but himself. If Kaka says Cristiano has all the players support then that includes also Iker. Cristiano said it is a professional issue so it is nothing to do with other players or fans. Yet still others like to make trouble and insinuations…..

            • Sarah, Madrid says:

              Tell me about it, as if support nowadays only shown by twitter or facebook. Anyway today when he was asked about it, he shown his support and defended fact that Cris can be sad like any person on the planet.

    • Agnes Wonka says:

      People like talking without knowing, and when it comes to CR7..ofcourse they will talk any crap they want!
      I support your opinion and believe CR is sad for sth much deeper than we thought. He's a human being after all.

    • Angela says:

      you are making madrid fans look bad please stop

  13. creamy. says:

    ooh great,cesc is now sad too ! whats wrong with them !? i thought they're living their dreams!
    la liga is really becoming a new version of gossip girls lol!
    animo cesc y roonie :<

  14. Loninha - Brasil says:

    I'm sorry the fans of Real Madrid, but CR7 is the best player on the team since he was hired, he has never been treated as well as Messi is treated by his fans! He plays hard and is a great professional, but Madrelistas are never satisfied, always have an opportunity to criticize them, unfortunately CR7 is not happy in Madrid, so baby come to my house here in São Paulo – Brazil that I make you happy but secretly do not want my future husband Mario Gomez discover! Kisses call me okay, cat!

  15. creamy. says:

    i was uncontrollably sad for the past two days!
    as for all who is saying RM fans don't support Ronaldo,it's really unexplainable how much support he gets from us.
    when the deal was closed and he was officially moved to RM,I had the chance to go his presentation in the bernabue but I didn't! (yes i wasn't a big fan of him,i preferred Raul) but with time he really gained my whole love,support,and trust.

  16. Catie says:

    This has been endlessly hilarious. The guy just says he’s sad and the world has a panic attack. Whatever the reason, his father, his lack of support, or desire for more money (which I highly doubt), I bet it’s not that big of a deal and it’ll be handled behind closed doors. Who knows, if he does feel lack of support from the team and management, and the issue with his father is true (not saying it wouldn’t be, but that information I’ve only seen posted in comments on blogs, not confirmed by any source), then that may have been the straw that broke the camels back. I doubt he wants to leave and I doubt he will. But if he feels he isn’t being listening to, then creating a mini media heart attack is a surefire way to make them pay attention and maybe listen to his desires more in the future. Actually, if you think about it, it’s kind of genius.

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  18. kare. says:

    the man's said he's sad,and the everyone stared to sell his version of a fake story.

  19. @mezz98 says:

    The La Liga version of Gossip Girl, eh? I'm guessing CR7 = Blair Waldorf :-)

  20. sally says:….
    you see that smile ? im gonna need to see it in your freaking handsome face ok ? :@

    ps.respect for Arbeloa!

    • Gladys says:

      Arbeloa is a lovely man…all class.

      According to SI, Xabi's response was: "I'll only speak for myself, but I'm happy,'' Alonso said as he joined Arbeloa for Spain national team duty. "He is as he is.''–[ Don't know what this means, except that I keep hearing it in his voice.;) ]

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      I actually loved Pipa when he was asked about in Argentine, he is I know nothing, i just saw it on TV he didn't tell me anything in the dressing room, baby he is always culeless jejeje

      Arbeloa is Spartan! that's it, he is a player who knows what he is saying and when he is saying it.

  21. rubii says:

    Cristiano Ronaldo via twitter

    That I am feeling sad and have expressed this sadness has created a huge stir. I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case. At this point, I just want to guarantee to the Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected. I have too much respect for myself and for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of. Abrazos to all madridistas

    i knew money wasn't his aim :) respect the champion :) animo cris <3

  22. mila says:

    i hate how shallow can be! so rich people are not allowed to be sad?
    whatever is the reason of his sadness,ITS OK! i hated people who jumped saying "ooh so regular people should go to the streets and cry",or "just loose the selfish ",he is a HUMAN WITH FEELINGS after all.

    i live in Syira,and there's war here (if anybody doesn't know),one of the things i learnt from this war is never underestimate the feelings of people no matter what they are,poor,rich,ugly,beautiful..believe me it will lead to so much anger and that anger will explode eventually.

    back to Cris,people criticize him no matter what he does,and still want him to shut the f*ck up..well GUESS What!that ain't happening.

  23. Sarah, Madrid says:

    Cris said he is sad on professional level! he just fed spanish press the best material for the next 2 weeks of international break ( which happens to be a weeks when they don't even sell as many copies as they want), I don't care I am a Madridista, I am just sitting back, relaxing laughing @ people believing rumors coming from AS, MARCA, EMD, SPORT AND PUNTO PELOTA. Cris obviously want something from the club, he will resolve it with the managment as De Stefane said, I take the words of De Stefane over anyone else in regarding RM, we support him, I understand, sad or not he still scored played like he always do, celebrating or not, I don't care.

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      Yeah, I just have an issue with people saying he can't be sad because he is rich…etc etc., he is human and capable of human feeling too, thank you! + Laughing my ass off over how everyone is asked in the press, everyone by everyone I mean Getafe president is asked about it, anyone is related of the game said his 2 cents on the subject, it is just specluation, only Cris knows and I guess club since he said they know.

      about him leaving, yeah right he picked to talk just after the window closed, unless Russia.

  24. Sergz says:

    His father died on September 2nd, so he wanted to fly to his family in Portugal instead of playing football on the anniversary of his father's death. But Real didn't let him do that, hence the sadness.

    • MrsVV says:

      Well that explains it. It would be sad if he wasn't in a sad state of mind on a day like this. I'm not a fan of him (far from it!) but obviously I do feel very sorry for him. It will get better with time…

    • Donna says:

      Really did he tell you that? Nobody knows why he is sad..stop fabricating random stories!

      • Sergz says:

        Would you run around jumping and screaming for joy on the anniversary of your father's death?

        • Donna says:

          He said it was not personal. He said only the club knew why.
          And his father's death anniversary happened last year too and he was fine.

    • Carla says:

      He played against Russia when his father died in 2005 and he wouldn't play now on the anniversary of his father's death? That doesn't make any sense.

  25. Sergz says:

    Why does my comments keep getting deleted by the administrator?

  26. IrishBlue says:

    What is it? I don't follow La Liga in the exquisite detail some on here do so I can't form a thoroughly well informed opinion but really, do the fans not love him? Id love him if he played for Chelsea!

    Will all of this sadness disappear if they increase his salary? Is it an ego thing? And if he was to leave, where the hell would he go? He's been with two of the biggest clubs in the world, anywhere else would be a step down….the billion euro buyout clause mentioned in that article is nuts.

    I've just read back what I've wrote and it basically is a load of waffle but I don't really know what his problem is!

    • gin_in_teacups says:

      "I really don't know what his problem is."

      Nobody does! That's the problem. After Madrid beat Granada Cris said he didn't celebrate his goals because he's sad, and that the club knows why. And since he didn't care to elaborate, the media and the internet has run rampant with everything from he had a fight with Marcelo to he's upset about what's happening with Kaká to the anniversary of his father's death to he's pulling a stunt to get more money to wants to go back to Manchester etc. etc. etc.

  27. gin_in_teacups says:

    Enough with this drama. Any guesses about what he's upset about are exactly that – guesses. The media and lots of fans are freaking out for really, no good reason. Feelings come and go, he certainly hasn't seemed permanently unhappy at Madrid (didn't he recently say he'd be happy to sign for 10 more years?) and if this is a long term problem I'm sure management is going to do whatever they can to get things sorted because he's such a valuable player. Until there is actual evidence that he's looking to leave, I wish everyone would just calm down.

    That said, I sincerely hope for him, personally, that whatever is wrong isn't too serious, and if it is, that this is a time when he experiences the love and support of the fans, rather than the vitriol he's so often subjected to.

    • Kristina says:

      But for his own sake, wouldn't it be better if he just explained what's bothering him? Of course he don't have to do that in the media, that's not what I meant, but since he made the "sad" statement in the open (refusing to celebrate, declaring that he's sad) people now know that something isn't right. I wonder how he will be treated by the fans now? I think he put himself in a very difficult situation.

      • gin_in_teacups says:

        We all say things we haven't thought through or didn't realize the consequences of or later regret. It's just that most of us don't have the media reporting on it and millions of people dissecting it. If he doesn't want to elaborate, then that's his right. I think he maybe slipped up by making a public statement, but in the end if it's a private matter, let it stay that way and trust that whatever it is will be worked out.

        • Kristina says:

          I understand. But he did it at the Bernabeu. In front of the home crowd. Somehow he wanted the attention, he wanted people to know and I wonder what could have been worth all this.

  28. Kristina says:

    What's eating Cristiano Ronaldo? Aren't they treating him right at Real Madrid? It's hard to believe that he could be lacking something. And if it was because of the anniversary of his fathers death why don't he say so and all the speculation would stop? I'm sure people would understand. I hope he will clarify the matter cause I guess it won't be much fun for the supporters if he will go around sulking every time he scores.

    • sally says:

      im assuring you he didnt know saying *im sad* will open the hell's doors on him like that.
      plus he has the freedom to explain or not..

      • Kristina says:

        Of course he has. But maybe things will be a little easier for him if he would explain. Plus, I really do think he should've understood that his behavior and his remark would "open the hell's doors". He is after all Cristiano Ronaldo, and it is after all Real Madrid. Everything he does is a major f*cking deal. Maybe it's unfair, but that's the way it is. If I know it, he knows it.

  29. FootballandMe says:

    I'm going to say something now that I don't think will please many people, Madrid fans in particular but ever since Cristiano moved to Madrid I don't think he's ever felt like he was truly 'wanted'. The same fans that cheer him this week are the same fans that jeered him weeks before because he was having a dry spell. Yet at United he knew that the fans wanted him. They cheered when he scored and they cheered when he had off-days. They even cheered and supported him after the whole World Cup 06 fiasco.

    If he wants more money then in my eyes you can't really blame him. When players like Eto'o, Rooney and Van Persie are on more than him then you have to look at what they are paying for because with Ronaldo what you see is usually what you get. With the others, you're never quite sure.

    Also I feel he misses his 'family' at United. The whole Marcelo saying that Casillas deserves the Ballon d'Or over him is fine because they are all team mates but based on how close it has always seemed that Cristiano and Marcelo have been it must've hurt him a lot.

    Will he leave? I don't think so.

    Will he stay longer than 2015? At this moment in time, I wouldn't put a bet on it.

    • rubii says:

      i've been a madrista before he comes,i have a pure admire for him.he is a really HUGE important part of the team.i will continue supporting and respecting him even if he leaves because he has gave us alot of things and we need to appreciate :) !

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      I suggest you watch then his celebration in Cibeles, did he ever celebrate in United by pointing on his crest? I don't know I am seriously asking! anyway he did here if you actually think that Cristano doesn't feel loved here, then I don't know what a player like Pipita should say a player who are consistenly in need to prove himself and under pressure

      It is tough being a RM player here is not like any place or any club, Cristano is very very loved by RM fans and he knows it, but if you are loved that doesn't mean he won't get booed because Raul did, De Stefano did, Zidane did, everyone does get a piece of bernabeu, still are all club icons, is there anyone bigger than Raul for RM? no there is not, he got booed, if you don't give your 100% or comes out with stupid problems or statements you will hear Bernabeu, that not sign of them not supporitng you, they just DO IT! they are impatient fans when they see you doing something wrong.
      Regarding Marcelo saying Iker deserves it, why the hell not? a) he is his captain!!!!! b) it happened months ago, wow he just remembered to be sad about it, like seriously stop believing rumors.

      • FootballandMe says:

        The crest thing? Yes he did. He also kissed the badge before. I agree with you about Pipita, he is always under pressure to perform. I'm not disagreeing with you on that.

        Cristiano has never had to deal with home fans booing him before, away fans fine. He thrives off that but home fans are supposed to be the ones that support you, that get agitated but don't boo and jeer you and make you think Oh whats the point. I'm not denying that the fans love him, he's easy to love as a player but they get annoyed with him for nothing so how is he supposed to feel?

        And the Balon d'Or, yes it may have been months ago but he won't forget it will he. He may be the captain but he's supposed to be one of his best friends as well so of course he feels upset. I'm not believing rumors but how else are we going to guess whats ticked him off?! Him being sad over his dad is just a rumour, no concrete evidence (even though he probably is), this is ALL rumors so we all add stuff up! I'm merely saying that add up all of the factors together PLUS add on his new statement which says that it isn't about money and one day we'll see that clearly shows that he isn't happy about something and I don't think it is entirely to do with his dad either.

        • Sarah, Madrid says:

          But Marcelo is good friends with Iker too, they asked him about it, he said he would like for him to win it, that's it! I am would like to believe he is more mature than that! That's me, Iker or Cris for Marcelo they are RM players who deserve it, even if he is his best friend! it doesn't make sense to tickle him or not, be public about it, he might not like it, but going on about in Media or cause a conflict no that's silly.

          Don't make it sound like The bernabeu boo him every game, just like I said, he won't be getting a specail treatment, if Zidane Carlos can put up with it, then again I don't know what to say to Cris! it is not about public affecionate, I suggest you read his statement because it was addressed to RM fans, so he knows he is loved here

          • FootbalandMe says:

            Cristiano isn't like Zidane or Roberto Carlos, he doesn't like being booed by by people that are supposed to support him whether it be once a month or every game! I've read his statement and his statement to fans backs up what I think of the boos. Okay he says he is dedicated but if he hadn't of said anything do you think people wouldn't have gestured at him at the next home game? No they would've. He's trying to make his stay comfortable as he knows he has a lot of time left. I said he knows he is loved there, it's just a matter of them being fickle which means he comes out and says something to reassure them. Simple. He probably still isn't happy but to make himself comfortable there he reassures everyone that even though he is upset he'll still play. His argument is with the board, he doesnt want the fans to think it's with them thus resulting them in booing him!

            This is a pointless argument. You're going to be Pro Madrid and I'm going to have my opinions after seeing him since his Sporting Lisbon games and his reactions to everything which you won't agree with. Agree to disagree.

            • Sarah, Madrid says:

              No because you don't support RM and you actually don't know how supportive and loved he is! You are the one who feels he is not supported, but it is false he is supported in the way that RM fans support, every team fan support in different way, it has been generations since this how RM "public" react and Cristano coming here, should know it, accept it, soo for that reason I said Exactly my point he is not getting a specail treatment!

              No one is spoiled here, to be quite frank, most madridistas are with Cristano, he might get booed in Bernabeu, but again 800000 people are not the whole madridista community.

              Don't comment or speculate on a feeling about how Cris has been treated and loved in Bernabeu, he is loved like anyone is loved here! Like any player who is giving his all he is loved here!

              P.S: Bernabeu applauded him when he missed that penalty against Bayern, our fans reward hard work, if he can't feel how much he is loved by us then I don't know how to express it more, I seriously feel offended, we are not a problem here

              • FootbalandMe says:

                Why are you getting all rude? I merely said why I think Cristiano is feeling like he is and you're acting as if this is some personal vendetta against Real Madrid. And for your information I'm not the only one that feels that he is not supported, mulltiple fans from all teams feel it including Barcelona and Pro Messi fans. And if you didn't read what I wrote I said it won't please Madrid fans so don't get all rude with me because I'm not all for Madrid's tough love policy against their own players.

                • Sarah, Madrid says:

                  Me being rude omg!
                  Barcelona fans and pro-messi are a defense argument because cules in the end of the day don't like RM! pro-messi fans are with Cristano? oh send couple my way because all I met are making fun of him!

            • rubii says:

              just a little note,united fans booed him(back in 2004 after rooney's incident in portugal vs england euro game) he stayed there till 2009 and earned the heart of millions..

              after all, i think fans in general are a little bit too touchy towards cris. its like if the team wins,you are just a piece of the puzzle,but when the team looses,you are the whole puzzle.(its effecting ofcourse) but i also think thats not the matter with him….god and goerge mendez only know :P

              • FootbalandMe says:

                It was a small selection of Pro England fans, I know I went to 99% of the games in 2006. They soon got shushed by they rest of the stadium. My point was about when Madrid fans boo Cristiano it's on a mass scale which IMO isn't needed or warranted,

                • drea says:

                  If you're a Man Utd fan and want him back, that's fine. Actually, I really like that many Man Utd fans still love him because it shows how much of a quality player and person he is. But please, do not try to connect the dots and somehow find yourself at the conclusion that Cristiano is unhappy simply because the Madridistas don't love him enough or don't love him consistently.

                  Do you know how many fans Real Madrid has around the world? The latest estimates put us between 400-450 million. So that "mass scale" booing you may have heard on TV, which would have come from only a fraction of 80,000 at the Bernabeu, is NOTHING when you put it in context of our total numbers. And as a Madridista, who I think would therefore have a little more info than you about these matters, I can tell you that the vast majority of that 400-450 million is very supportive of Ronaldo. And I believe he knows it.

                  So please, don't think that just because you see a few negative things on TV or in the crazy Spanish press, you KNOW about Real Madrid fans. You don't. You know what else you don't know? And this is something I don't know either… We don't know what the bloody problem really is. So until we find out, perhaps it would be in everyone's best interest if we didn't get into a pissing contest about who loves Cristiano more. What are we, in high school?

                  • FootballandMe says:

                    Yes but it is them 80,000 that are the only ones that he here's week in week out. The other 320 million are ones that he wont hear cheer his name so its those 80,000 that boo him at times that will get to him.

                    Yes because I forgot that I can't listen to what respected professionals say about Madrid and its fans without thinking its all crazy talk. Silly me.

                    And by the way United have 600+ million fans world wide, which trumps Madrid's 400million.

                    And this wasn't a contest on who loves Cristiano more because it wasn't about that, it was about expressing my opinion on a subject that he made public himself. I admire Cristiano as a player and for what he achieves but he isn't the be all and end all of my life so I'm allowed to base an opinion on Real and its fans because isn't that what Real fans do about Barca and Messi fans? Of course it is.

                    • Mia R. says:

                      Who are you to tell us we are all booing? Do you fly to Madrid? My in-laws and I go to many matches and we do not heckle Cristiano. The others around us never heckle him. The people you talk about are but few who can be heard. Do not make facts from things you do not know about.

                    • Maite says:

                      It is pure mierda that there are 80000 fans who boo Cristiano week in and week out, as you say. Where do you get such an idea? Do you come to games in Madrid? There are always loud detractors but they are a minority. Do you think Madridistas all buy tickets only so we can boo players? Be realistic!

                    • Sarah, Madrid says:

                      " I'm allowed to base an opinion on Real and its fans because isn't that what Real fans do about Barca and Messi fans " lol, no, in what world? that's a rivalry that's opinion came from the place of rivalry! There is no such as Messi fans you keep saying it, it is barca vs RM, Cris and Messi fans are fanboys/girls, not a subject here
                      If I am acting like you, it will sound exactly giving an opinion about the whole RVP to United story, that;s I know nothing about, or understand nothing about, since I am not part the history of these 2 clubs. I love RVP actually, he is one of my fav players, but won't comment on it at all because it is not place to say anything, I won't go to Arsenal fan start speaking about it I just won't.

      • Kristina says:

        What do you think it is then Sarah? Isn't it a bit strange? I know would be curious if such an important player in my team would act like that.

        • Sarah, Madrid says:

          I don't know, I don't see it as big deal as everyone sees it, all he said he is sad that's it resulting of him not celebrating goals, he actually did that in couple of games last season, but he didn't publicly talked about it, this time he did because I do believe he wants something from the club, he will get it, it is not money he said! I don't want to specluate, but there is theory of Coentrao 4 games ban that was because referee heard him insult him without no evidence, he thinks the club isn't showing him enough support.
          There is also theory of him NOT getting the same contract as the 10 million after taxes due to beckham-law ) that forced club to pay 52% of the salary as tax after 5 years in club ). There is some saying he doesn't feel supportive from club against negative press…

          • Sarah, Madrid says:

            for me these stuff make the most sense! The players conflict him sad over UEFA player, I don't feel it because he did say not about it, congraluated iniesta, regarding players conflict, my friend is a journalist who can sometime attend the training session he assured us cristano is the guy who is very loved in the squad by everyone.
            Now all of this could result into him leaving, but again the news of him leaving came from the least credible source in histoy "punto pelota" .

            • Kristina says:

              Personally I don't want to speculate either cause everything I can come up with doesen't really make sense. In any case I don't think it will be easy for him in the near future. Or maybe it will blow over. It makes you curious because it's a bit different, that's all.

    • Nissan says:

      Correct me if I am wrong, but did his father pass away while he was at United? I only ask because in an interview sometime not quite a year ago, CR7 said how he did miss United. He still talks to several of the players and Sir Alex whom he considers a second father. He said at the time he was happy at Real Madrid, but did still hope for a chance to return to Man Utd some day. Someone else mentioned that it was close to anniversary of his father's passing, wondering if that, and thinking of Sir Alex as a second father that he misses that sort of father-son relationship.

  30. Miss_F says:

    Maybe he truly is depressed… He has achieved quite a lot for a young man!

    But still… Come on Cris, you're hot, your girlfriend's hot, you've got lots of money and you're continually surrounded by other hotties (i.e. a certain Mr. Ramos and Mr. Casillas)… so SMILE :)

  31. Lola says:

    I heard that his Father passed away near the date of the match so he didn’t want to play but RM made him. And plus he got injured which would have made him even more upset.

  32. D0li says:

    Can someone explain to me what the rumors are? I tried doing a google search and all the articles were in spanish. I really hope he doesn't leave real madrid, I followed him from Manchester to Spain and I really don't want to switch clubs. Knowing the value of Cristiano, if he is having problems with another player(s) the managers will probably get rid of the distraction rather than CR7.

    • Lola says:

      1. He doesn't feel loved by the fans or club 2. He wants more money 3. His Father passed away near the date of the match and asked RM not to play but they made him anyway. 4. Because of the way RM have treated Kaka 5. He wants to leave :)

      • christy says:

        You are so so right..

      • Maite says:

        You have forgotten 6. he is angry at Marcelo for saying Iker deserves Ballon d'Or. 7. He is unhappy the club has not challenge Coentrao's unfair suspension. 8. The Spanish players are not being nice to the ones who are not Spanish. 9. He was injured but the management forced him to play still. It can go on forever, no?

    • Sarie says:

      He said "I don't celebrate goals when I am feeling sad and that's the case today, The people who work here know why and I won't say any more than that."

  33. Utd Girl says:

    Come back home Cristiano!!! I don’t know what his reasons for being sad are, but if he did want to leave Real, I want him to come back to United! Okay, United may not be able to afford him, but I could NEVER see him go back to the EPL playing for any other team…at least he better not! I would just be devastated! So many speculations regarding the death anniversary of his father to Kaka’s treatment at the club…none of us know so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

    Is it too early to ask for a Christmas present?! Because ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS FOR CRISTIANO TO PUT ON A MAN UTD SHIRT AGAIN!!!