messi v ronaldo

A Messi fan's thoughts on the Ronaldo movie

So I saw the Ronaldo movie. I liked it–I certainly don’t mind watching any movies about football or footballers. I’m just mostly confused as to why he made it.

What I didn’t like: His agent seems smarmy. Most agents are though so that’s not surprising. Also I feel bad for his brother since they brought up his past addiction problems. And I feel bad that his mother deals with stress. But… I genuinely found it hard to feel sorry for her when they kept bringing up the fact that she didn’t want Cristiano to be born. It just seems to me that’s a terrible thing to tell your child–you were unwanted. And they use the term unwanted in the movie too.

What I did like: The parts with Cristiano Jr. are adorable as one would expect them to be. That kid is a cutie. You don’t learn anything about his mother, not that I expected to and it’s not anyone’s business anyway. Kudos to Ronaldo for staying silent on that for so long btw haha. What’s important is that Ronaldo says he will tell his son when he’s grown.

The Ballon d'Or: The focus seems to be the Ballon d'Or. And how important it is. Which is interesting since recently he has said he doesn’t care if Messi wins.

Messi: And that brings us to Messi. You’ve all seen the clip now of Messi talking to Cristiano Jr. at the Ballon d'Or ceremony last year. It’s nice.

More Messi: And actually, the whole movie is nice to Messi. It shows him winning the Ballon d'Or over and over, shows clips of him beating defenders, shows him signing autographs… Ronaldo says that his relationship with Messi has never been better–that Messi asked after his family, asked about his injury from the World Cup.

Messi v Ronaldo: And honestly, it would have been very easy for Ronaldo’s camp to try to smear Messi. But they didn’t. At all. Even as Ronaldo is home, after being kicked out of the World Cup, they intersperse that with clips of Messi playing against Germany in the final. In the end, the voice says that Germany won, but Messi took home another trophy–the golden ball. It would have been so easy to throw in some of the criticism that Messi received for getting that award.

World Cup 2014: Speaking of the World Cup. I almost feel like a large part of this movie is an apology to Portugal for them not doing well. Cristiano was hurt and he played anyway. And he did it, because, as most players do, he loves his country. Portugal, get over it.

But in the end, I’m still confused as to why they made this. The Ballon d'Or, the World Cup, Messi… It’s all interesting, but I’m left thinking that after all these important games and important titles and trophies, Ronaldo is very lonely even with all of his money. And it’s honestly a little sad.

anonymous asked:

hey! just wondering, why do many cristiano fans not like messi? is it simply because of the whole rivalry/competition between them? or has messi done something that people don't like? i know many messi fans hate on cris because he's "arrogant" and stuff, so why do many ronaldo fans not seem to like messi? i know there are many cris fans that respect messi but im just wondering if i'm not aware of something messi has done that people don't like him? thanks! :)

Phew ok this will be a lot so heads up.

I respect Messi as a talented footballer, don’t get me wrong, but he’d be a flop if he left Barcelona. When it comes to the Messi v Ronaldo thing it’s all about playing preference (if you take the rivalry seriously and don’t judge it on Cristiano’s fancy hairstyles). I like Ronaldo because he is complete. He can score goals from freekicks, his left, his right, his head, his knee. He will lap back and help defense. He will play midfielder. Messi…. he stands around usually and waits for someone to pass it to him. IMO it’s been proven that if the play isn’t centered around him, he’s worthless. Anyone that knows how to kick a ball would score a ton of goals if you CONSTANTLY received the ball from all of your team mates.

On a personal level I, again, choose Ronaldo. Messi fans tend to label Cristiano as “arrogant.” Yes… he is arrogant. Not in the way they try to make it seem though. He knows he’s a good player. He knows many women think he’s attractive. Yet they blame him for recognizing that fact? I don’t get it. But what a lot of people tend to overlook is ALL the AMAZING things Cristiano does for people. He’s donated SO MUCH MONEY to charity. He donated one of his golden boots like wow? I mean that’s crazy, I’ll admit I wouldn’t give that up. He doesn’t have tattoos so he can be a bone marrow donor. He paid for a life saving cancer treatment for a child. Like I could go on forever. But let’s stray away from the whole tax deduction stuff and get to the real shit. You see a person/child run onto the field Messi cringes away. (I have seen footage of him being decent but yeah still I’ve seen plenty where he’s acting like a little dick). Ronaldo? Always takes the time to appreciate them. Always is super nice. My favorite case was one that happened last summer in the USA. A younger guy ran onto the field and embraces Cris and they talk for a good 2ish minutes? That guy told Cristiano he thinks of him as a father figure because his father left him and he was an inspiration to him. Cristiano keeps all the security away to talk to him about it. After that since the guy was an adult he was put into jail and Ronaldo wrote a letter to the police HIMSELF asking them to drop charges. The guy could’ve gotten deported because of this. Ronaldo had a back up plan however and said he’d pay for his education if that happened.

Let’s talk about some of the really shitty things Messi has done, shall we? Well last summer Messi set up that Messi and friends game. Well his agents sold tickets worth $2500 a piece to meet him after. Messi never showed up. Never gave a reason. Never gave their money back. Broke a lot of his fans hearts. That sure is a good role model there. I will also direct you to my favorite Messi skill video: (x) so lovely of him to intentionally shoot a ball into a crowd of Madridistas. Can I also throw in that when Cris ACCIDENTALLY shoots into a crowd and hurts someone he makes up for it by signing a shirt and giving it to them as well as just APOLOGIZING, but Messi does no wrong so why should he apologize? You could also read this report: (x) can’t promise it’s worth a grain of salt, but I have heard things like this before and it claims to be from a reliable source. Honestly, I think he’s a shit human being as well. Not everything is at it seems.

You also have to appreciate all that Ronaldo has been through in his life and yet here he is the best player in the world. His dad died when he was 21. He sat through his mom fighting off cancer (and then donated 100000 to the hospital that saved her life so they could better their cancer center). He’s under CONSTANT criticism. Yet he takes all that and grows from it. He doesn’t let it pull him down, he uses it to become stronger. He’s my hero. I’ve been through a lot in my life, a lot of similar experiences as Ronaldo, and he inspires me to push through it and keep going. 

I BEG you to look read up on him. Learn all you can about how amazing he is. I really can’t describe how much this man has changed my life and how in debt to him I am. 

I’ll end this with my favorite quote:

“Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable.”

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