Blatter insulted Ronaldo-Pedro

pedroBarcelona attacker Pedro Rodriguez admits that Fifa president Sepp Blatter crossed a line in an attempt to mock Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in late October.

The 77-year-old  described Ronaldo jokingly as “a commander on the field of play” before suggestions that the Portuguese “spends more time at the hairdresser” when stating his preference for Lionel Messi.

While Pedro acknowledges the Swiss is likely to have his personal favourite players within the game, he insists his comments on this occasion has gone too far.

“I didn’t like what Blatter did, his behaviour was uncalled for,” Pedro was quoted as saying by Marca.

“You have to be respectful.

“I understand that he has his preferences, which must also be respected, but what he did wasn’t right.”

Pedro then  stressed on his hopes that Messi will win the 2013 Fifa Ballon d’Or ahead of fellow front-runners Ronaldo and Franck Ribery.

“It’s a tough one, but hopefully Messi will win because he’s my team-mate and because he’s the best in the world in my opinion.”

Pedro has found first-team football hard to come by this season due to the impressive form of Alexis Sanchez and Neymar, but the 26-year-old insists he has every intention of staying at Camp Nou to fight for his place.

“I have to remain patient at Barca until I find my place in the side. I’ve never thought about leaving. Right now, my head is fully focused on Barcelona,” he said.

“It’s true that you sometimes worry because there’s a World Cup on the horizon and you want to arrive in tip-top condition.”

Adeyemi Adesanya

Sports Business Consultant and Football Intermediary; Risk Management & Due Diligence Consultant; Freelance Football writer & Pundit on Radio & TV and Man.Utd Fan

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