Many of us when differentiating between Brazilian Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, often called the former 'Fat Ronaldo'. It's a reference to the weight the player put on during his career and afterwards.
He's aware of it himself and last year appeared on a Brazilian celebrity reality TV show where his aim was to shed the pounds. He managed it, but pictures of the Rio carnival (above) showed he had started to store food again.
People should probably refer to him as the 'Brazilian Ronaldo' but the less kind phrase stuck and it's obviously one which irritates him and that's fair enough.
Sir Alex Ferguson was asked during his pre-match press conference which Ronaldo was better and referred to the Brazilian as the 'Fatter Ronaldo' and this has angered him a great deal. He's quoted by AS in Spain as saying his mouth has now been shut and he hopes Ferguson's team loses their matches forevermore.
"Real Madrid closed his mouth for me. It was disrespectful. A professional of many years, one of England's Sirs, should not have such disrespect. Not elegant.
"I have no words for this man, only to lead a team who always loses."
Ferguson was wrong to use the throwaway comment but Ronaldo (the horizontally challenged Brazilian one) has gone a little far, he's probably put a curse on the Ferguson household and all who pass through it.
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