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Whaa, whaa, whaa, Ronaldo cries again

- September 4th, 2012

Today it’s Cristiano Ronaldo and his sadness.

Wednesday it’s integrity in sports and politics.

First Ronaldo.

One of the world’s most talented soccer players and accomplished whiners in the world was obviously not getting enough attention recently so he decided to change that.

In a game in which he scored two goals he choose not to celebrate the goals and when the inevitable questions were asked after the game, he simply said he was “sad.”

He didn’t say why he was sad, he simply reverted to his 10-year-old childish personality and said that’s just the way it was.

Of course Ronaldo’s sadness spawned front page headlines and the search for the Holy Grail of soccer . . . what would make Ronaldo happy?

Short of a complete psychological makeover, it would be difficult for anyone to assess why a guy making tons of money, playing on one of the glamour teams in the world, a guy who can have whatever he wants, would be sad.

But sometimes it is difficult to figure out children.

One newspaper story probably comes as close as any to the true sadness behind Ronaldo. He has almost everything but he doesn’t have everything and when someone fails to get everything they want, it is always someone else’s fault.

It isn’t really a question of money the story says, although Ronaldo isn’t exactly happy he isn’t the highest played player in the world. Somehow 10 million euros net isn’t enough because others are making the same or more.

Nope, the story says Ronaldo is more worried about “respect, affection and recognition. (Ronaldo does not feel he has the backing of his club, his teammates or the fans.”

He doesn’t feel the team supported him enough in his desire to be chosen UEFA Best Player in Europe, or that they won’t change the rules for selecting the captain which right now is based on how long a player has been with the club and he’s also unhappy because he believes the players do not see him as a leader on the club.

Here’s the classic. Ronaldo is also upset he was not defended by all fans when he was booed at El Bernabeu Stadium.

Is it all true?
Most likely it is.

Some fans may join Ronaldo in feeling sadness.

Some will feel rage that Ronaldo continues to act like an egomaniac regardless of the cost to everyone else.

Some simply ignore the tantrums whether they are leg-kicking, roll around on the floor tantrums or the quiet, please-notice-me-I-am-sad tantrums like this one.

Ronaldo becomes yet another star athlete who has lost touch with the real world as he strives to gain something he never will.

He won’t gain it because it is something that’s not given to you it has to be earned . . . respect and leadership.

No amount of sadness or manipulation will ever change that.

 

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