Thursday, July 06, 2006

Cristiano Ronaldo villification update...

One guy who's made no friends in this World Cup is Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, who is rapidly attaining cartoon villain status worldwide for his "pouting, diving, pretty boy antics - designed mainly to get himself a lucrative transfer to Real Madrid."

Now, the BBC reports that patriotic Englishmen are doing their bit to derail his chances to be voted Best Young Player of the World Cup:
A concerted email campaign by England fans looks set to rob Ronaldo of the World Cup's best young player award.

The Portuguese winger, pilloried for his part in the sending off of Wayne Rooney, was leading the Fifa website vote by a huge margin.

But an email urging supporters to vote for Ecuador's Luis Valencia instead has led to an incredible turnaround.

In 24 hours, Ronaldo's vote increased from 210,290 to 241,775, but Valencia's soared from 195,377 to 331,087.
You too can do the decent thing by voting against the monster...


Anonymous Domingo Ruiz said...

That's not true: Valencia was leading the vote way before the England - Portugal game.

Although I voted then for Ronaldo, I was very disappointed with him faking fouls last night.

11:21 AM  
Blogger A.M. Mora y Leon said...

Messi of Argentina was the best young player of the tournament, that is all there is to it.

12:41 AM  

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