Nah, his upbringing was really tough. Deserve a statue no. Always looked after his family, tried to save his dad from alcoholism but couldn't. Deserve a statue. No. But just because a sport pays him crazy sums of money, if you don't begrudge him that, if he earned say £60k a year, came from shite, always looked after his family, got to the pinnacle of his sport much harder because it was much harder to work and work and work and work to get to the top when you don't have the God given talent of say Messi. And fuck the loose change, you could see how affected he was by those mudslides on his home Island and almost having to be dragged of the pitch and basically taking over the management of the team to win an international tournament. Complete legend.
Let's see, what scandals has he had, being tanned and preening and having millions of birds think of him when bucking some cunt in Stoke or Kuala Lumpar.
Big fucking deal. That's why he's better than Messi for me, had to work harder, I know Messi needed hgh but he had so much more natural talent and that's why Ronaldo is a hero in Portugal and Argentina prefer other players because he might as well play for Catalonia (yes they do have a weird semi recognised team) because Messi has controlled Barca behind a down to earth tax dodging wee cunt image whereas Ronaldo came from fuck all too but worked harder, destroyed the Prem and La Liga and won an International cup.
So would you respect athletes more because they are skint until they are good and get sponsors?
I think Ronaldo would still be playing for Madrid now if footballers earned just decent wages, I don't know where Messi would be tbf
Well I suppose that's the knighthood fucked.