Cristiano Ronaldo’s sisters have hit out after he was beaten to the Ballon d’Or by Luka Modric. Real Madrid and Croatia star Modric was crowned the winner in Paris on Monday night, the first time since Kaka in 2007 that the prize has not gone to Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
Both five-time winners stayed away after Ronaldo, who left Modric’s Real Madrid for Juventus in the summer, finished second and Barcelona’s Messi was back in fifth.
After the event, Ronaldo’s sister Elma Aveiro said the result proved that the world was ‘rotten’ as a message on her Instagram, read: ‘Unfortunately this is the world we live in, rotten, with mafia and f******g money. The power of God is a lot greater than all this rottenness. God takes his time but he doesn’t fail.’
It was posted next to a picture of Ronaldo with one of his five awards from previous years.
Ronaldo’s other sister Katia Aveiro posted: ‘Best player in the world… for those who understand football of course.’
Meanwhile, Gianluigi Buffon has refused to criticise Ronaldo for his no-show at the event in the French capital.
The veteran Italian keeper and Paris Saint-Germain star, when asked about Ronaldo not being there, is quoted by FourFourTwo, saying: ‘I think we are all free people. Everybody decides what he wants of his life.’