MADRID: Controversy has erupted around Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo after he walked out on a radio interview after being questioned repeatedly about the FIFA and Qatar World Cup controversies.

In an interview conducted by CNN Espanol during Madrid’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.

The FIFA World Player of the Year, 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 was then asked what he and his teammates talk about.

He replied: “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 attempted to return to 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.”