Ronaldo’s Instagram Post with McGregor Sparks Humorous Messi Debate
Cristiano Ronaldo recently made headlines online for an Instagram post in which he and mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor shared a lighthearted moment; the post went viral due in large part to Ronaldo’s playful remark about Lionel Messi.
Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, two of boxing’s all-time greats, were among the notable guests at the Saudi Arabian “Day of Reckoning” event, where this viral interaction took place. Ronaldo uploaded a photo of himself and McGregor laughing on Instagram, where he playfully asked his followers for captions, adding to the excitement of the event.
Subtly mocking the age-old debate comparing Ronaldo and Messi’s football abilities, the answer that received over 46,000 likes captured widespread notice. The winning caption quipped, “When they said Messi is better than Ronaldo,” a clever reference to the perennial debate among football fans over who is the better player.
Two of football’s most legendary personalities, Ronaldo and Messi, have an eternal animosity, and this playful interaction highlights it. Similar to Ronaldo’s remarkable record of 992 professional appearances and 738 goals, Messi’s record of 889 appearances and 721 goals is as remarkable. Fans all over the globe have been comparing their careers, which started with Sporting CP and Barcelona, respectively.
While still playing for Al-Nassr, Ronaldo has his sights set on adding another trophy to his impressive resume. In the Saudi Pro League, Al-Nassr is in a solid position right now; they are in second place, seven points behind league leaders Al-Hilal. As he strives to lead Al-Nassr to league dominance, Ronaldo’s quest for greatness remains unabated.