Capello: Ronaldo, Messi didn’t show respect

Former Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello thinks Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi showed a lack of respect for skipping the FIFA Football Awards show.

Both players made it to the FIFPro World XI, while Juventus striker Ronaldo made it to the final three for Player of the Year and was nominated for the Puskas award.

However, neither man turned up for the ceremony in London, and rumours are rife that Ronaldo decided to boycott the show after hearing that Luka Modric would win the big prize.

That news didn’t go down well with Italian gaffer Capello who criticised the attitude of the former winners.

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“It’s a lack of respect that they didn’t come,” Capello told Mundo Deportivo.

“When the Oscars happen, they [the nominees] are all there. It’s possible they’ve won too often, and they don’t like to lose.

“But you have to be gracious when you lose, just like when you win.”

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