Cristiano Ronaldo did not attend the presentation, in which his arch-rival Lionel Messi received his sixth prize. He responded on his Instagram account to the allegation that he did not attend the ceremony on Monday because he was had to go into quarantine owing to Covid-19, which was false.
Additionally, on Monday, he went on social media to contradict the allegations made by Pascal Ferré. Cristiano Ronaldo finished in sixth place in the battle for the Balloons d’Or awards.
He has won five Ballon d’Or awards in his own right, but despite finishing as the top scorers in Serie A and at the European Championships, the 36-year-old has been almost absent from the race this year. The Manchester United star did not place among the top three in this year’s poll.