FOOTBALL:Why Has Ronaldo not Congratulated Messi? – ADE DIVINE

As a Messi-Ronaldo enthusiast, I have been bothered that Ronaldo has not congratulated Messi publicly on this landmark achievement!

During the 2019 UEFA awards, Ronaldo gave a very beautiful speech explaining his rivalry with Messi. Seated next to the Argentine, he said, “We shared the stage for 15 years, me and him. I don’t know if that’s ever happened in football, the same two guys, same stage, all the time.”

If anything, one must have thought Ronaldo’s words emitted Roger-Rafa vibes. Down the years, the entire world has been awed by rivalry between tennis’s GOATS Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Both men have produced XXL excellence doused with humility and a lot of public respect and admiration for each other.

It was indeed heartwarming reading Roger’s congratulatory message to Rafa after the latter won a record 21st Grand Slam in Australia this year. The world was even more mesmerised seeing Rafa break down in tears during Roger’s farewell match. The way Rafa and Roger have managed their rivalry publicly only helps promote the intrinsic values of sport – fair play, respect, and above all, healthy competition.

Mind you, being bothered by the absence of a Ronaldo congratulatory message to Messi, doesn’t in any way imply with certainty that Messi would have written one in the reverse situation.

Ronaldo and Messi are like the tennis GOATS. A Ronaldo public message to Messi at this point will only add to the Portuguese’ greatness, just like one from Messi in case Ronaldo won will only augment Messi’s greatness. Such will further make their rivalry an exemplary one to kids as well the entire world.

I am still waiting…