Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t happy that his Barcelona rival Lionel Messi omitted his name from the list of invited guests at his wedding.
Image: Lionel Messi and wife Antonella Roccuzzo
Messi, 30, got married to his childhood friend Antonella Roccuzzo in Rosario, Argentina, last Saturday.
Among the list of dignitaries who were noticeably absent at the ceremony wear Portugal international footballer C. Ronaldo and football legend Diego Maradona, the former coach of Argentina national team.
While Maradona took the disrespect with a smile, saying it could be true that his invitation was misplaced by the postman, Ronaldo thinks otherwise.
About 260 guests, including past and present Barcelona players, were all present at the star-studded event, and Ronaldo isn’t happy that he wasn’t counted among the list of people who deserved Messi’s recognition.
Speaking to reporters in front of his Cristiano Ronaldo Museum, the 4-time Ballon d’Or winner said: “My name is at the airport for God’s sake, how can they lose such an important item that was definitely sent to me?”
Image: Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo
He continued in anger, granting Messi the benefit of the doubt.
In his words: “Though Messi and I are not the best of friends, I know he invited me to his wedding out of respect for my accomplishments. So that means the Madeira postal service has committed a grave mistake in not delivering this invitation to me.”
He added, “Of course, even if I did receive my invitation in time, I would not have been able to attend.” And his reason?
“I recently acquired two new children, giving me a total of three—which is one more than Messi—and I am very busy showing them highlights of my career. This, obviously, has taken a very long time.”
Messi has two children — Thiago (4) and Mateo (1) — while Ronaldo recently celebrated the birth of his twins, through a surrogate mother who smiled to the bank with $228,610 for the job.
Image shows Ronaldo, his 23-year-old girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and first son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.
Ronaldo’s newest bundles of joy are named Mateo and Eva, a boy and a girl.