Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous people on the planet. That doesn’t mean everyone is his fan. WWE Superstar Sheamus is a huge Liverpool FC fan and he had something to say about the famous footballer.

BT Sport recently spoke to Sheamus where he didn’t hold anything back. He threw some serious shade at Ronaldo, but it’s impossible to deny that he is a world-class athlete.

Sheamus’ real bone to pick with Ronaldo seemed to be the footballer’s proclivity to always find the camera. Being that famous obviously comes with a certain ability to always find the best shots for yourself. Sheamus also quipped that Ronaldo wouldn’t last very long in his world.

“Is Ronaldo one of the greatest players ever? Absolutely not, he’s not. But he’s definitely a world-class player and one of the best that’s been in the last decade.”


“But even if he scores a penalty he’s all about the camera mate, you know what I mean? Shirt off, ‘Where’s the camera?’ Even if he scores a penalty. I’m not knocking the guy or hating on him, but he knows exactly what he is doing.”

“He wouldn’t last five seconds in the ring. He’s too soft, he’s too soft bro. Those players that go down when the wind blows or a blade of grass hits their shin, they wouldn’t last two minutes.

“I mean he’s got the showmanship but nothing else. He’s got no physicality, that’s what I mean.”

Ronaldo has not commented on Sheamus’ remarks yet. We’ll have to see if he does answer the Celtic Warrior. It’s unknown if this little bit of shade is intended to throw fuel on a future in-ring encounter, but this could have also simply been an instance of Sheamus showing his fandom.

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Thanks to Liverpool Echo for the quote

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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