Storms out of interview over refusal of interviewer to discuss his new brand of headphones.
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has stormed out of a radio interview when his interlocutor quizzed him about recent Fifa controversies.
In an interview conducted by CNN Espanol during Real’s US tour in which he had hoped to promote a range of ROC headphones he has launched, Ronaldo was visibly agitated when asked about concerns over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Asked whether he and his team-mates ever discussed the corruption scandal at the game’s governing body, Ronaldo replied: “Do you want me to be honest? It doesn’t worry me at all. I do my profession, my job, I give me all for my club … the rest doesn’t matter to me. I don’t care what happens on the outside.”
Ronaldo is then asked what he and his teammates talk about.
He replies: “About music, about women, about fashion, about shoes, about suitcases/bags, about jewellery, about haircuts … any more you want me to list?”
The interviewer then attempts to ask a question about the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. At this point Ronaldo has had enough.
“I can’t speak like that,” he says. “This is bullshit. Speak about Fifa, I don’t care about Fifa. And Qatar … I don’t give a fuck. What you want me to do? Speak about product, he speaks about Fifa … come on.”
The Portuguese forward then storms out of the interview.
Ronaldo was much more amenable when filming a bizarre advert for the aforementioned headphones. Donning a disuguise including beard and wig, the striker heads into the streets of Madrid to impress onlookers with his footballing skills.