Angry Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro has hit back at Van Dijk for disrespecting her brother after saying Ronaldo is not really a rival for the 2019 Balon D’Or.
Read her long letter below…
I think there are people living completely frustrated !!! And unrealistic … such humility!
Reporter: “Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be here tonight. It’s less of a rival to be aware of.” Van Dijk: “Is Cristiano Ronaldo really a rival?” This was the response of Liverpool’s Dutch central, when confronted about the absence of the Portuguese star of the gala tonight. It is well known that Ronaldo will not win tonight’s prize. Although I have won important collective titles … but this is another conversation and that up ahead we will see where the truth about football will come !!!
Now, dear Virgil, where you are going, Cristiano Ronaldo has gone and has come a thousand times. You see, my dear Virgil, that Cristiano Ronaldo was a tri-champion in the country where you have been playing for years and you still haven’t got your hand in the can. Cristiano Ronaldo was even the best player and best scorer in the country where you play Virgil. By the way, I was even younger than you. Then, dear Virgil, Cristiano Ronaldo went to other places and became the greatest player in the history of a clubezito. Real Madrid, tell you something Virgil? Maybe so, because this club, with this Cristiano guy, even beat you in the Champions League final. Of these, Ronaldo already has 5, Virgil. And that fellow Ronaldo and team-mates, with the corners on his chest, crushed your “orange” in a final. Was it hard, Virgil? We have pity. And, dear Virgil, in one of the least accomplished times of your career, Cristiano Ronaldo has won even more titles than you. Awesome, isn’t it?
Now, Virgil, will win titles from those who really count and then we’ll talk. When you have a handful of them, the really important ones, you might be able to sit at the table with Cristiano. Or as they say in our land, it grows and appears!
And for me @cristiano you are and you will always be the best player in the world !!! And who does not like to put it on the wheel of the plate !!! 😂❤️❤️❤️ (as they say in our land, small for many) but where the best came out of all time.
The Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has earlier hit back at Piers Morgan at the Ballon d’Or award ceremony on Monday evening after making a joke about Cristiano Ronaldo.
Van Dijk, who finished in second-place to Lionel Messi but above Juventus superstar Ronaldo, asked a reporter if the forward ‘was really a rival’ in a tongue-in-cheek interview.
TV personality Morgan, however, tweeted at the Liverpool centre-back to say: “No.. Cristiano is a far greater player, you’re not in his league.”
Van Dijk moved to politely shoot down Morgan with his response, saying: “Hi Piers, If you don’t jump on the social media bandwagon and would listen to the whole interview then you would know I made a joke, and only got respect for those 2 [Messi included alongside Ronaldo].”
Supporters loved Virgil’s retort, commenting: “VVD owning Morgan with well timed challenge as per.”