Ronaldo snubs Platini at Club World Cup presentation

The Portugal star remains on frosty terms with the Uefa president following his remarks on the Ballon d’Or earlier this year

Cristiano Ronaldo remains less than impressed with Michel Platini’s comments on the Ballon d’Or if Saturday’s scenes in Marrakech are anything to go by.

The Uefa president incensed Real Madrid in October when he went public with his views on why the Portugal star should not retain his individual prize in January.

“I don’t vote for the Ballon d’Or but, in principle, [in a World Cup year] it’s a player who has produced big performances in the tournament who wins it,” he told beIn Sports. “So, it should be a German this year.”

Despite going on to describe Ronaldo as one of the world’s finest players, the Madrid star is clearly still rankled by Platini’s comments.

Having earlier shaken hands with Fifa chief Sepp Blatter – with whom Ronaldo became embroiled in a war of words during the Ballon d’Or race last year – the 29-year-old can be seen giving Platini the cold shoulder during the presentation ceremony after the Club World Cup final.

Madrid were crowned world champions after a 2-0 win, while Ronaldo picked up the Silver Ball for his performances during the tournament, with team-mate Sergio Ramos winning the individual prize ahead of him.

Source: Goal.com