It got really ugly during La Liga’s Madrid Derby on Nov 19. Koke reportedly calling Cristiano Ronaldo a disgusting homophobic slur during the middle of the game! However, Ronaldo wasn’t going to let this bullying get to him, as he immediately clapped back at his rival.
Cristiano, 31, seemed to get into a verbal argument with Koke, 24, during the 63rd minute of the clash between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. It wasn’t a friendly discussion over the rules. Supposedly during this heated exchange, the Atletico player reportedly called Ronaldo a “f****t.”
“Koke called me a f*****t,” Ronald supposedly said when talking to his teammates after the alleged incident, according to Yahoo Sports UK. This conversation, overhead by Spanish radio station COPE, also caught Ronaldo sharing his reply to the gross bullying. “I said ‘yes, yes, a f****t,” the Ballon D’or winner said, “But a very rich one, sh*thead.”
Well, he’s not wrong. Ronaldo’s about to become soccer’s first billionaire — yes, billionaire. He signed a “lifetime” contract with NIKE that is reportedly worth a billion dollars, and that’s not including all the money he’ll get from actually playing. It seems that “sticks and stones can break his bones,” but Ronaldo can protect himself from any slurs with his fat wallet.
Of course, the ultimate clap back was Ronaldo’s hat trick that secured the 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid. His three points also broke a record, as he surpassed Alfredo Di Stefano to become the all-time top goal scorer in the history of the Madrid derby, according to ESPN FC. This boosted his stats, as he now has scored eight goals (and supplied two assists) in his nine La Liga appearances during the 2016-17 season.
To add insult to injury, the loss sent Atletico Madrid tumbling down the La Liga table. They’re not in sixth place, nine points behind Real Madrid. Perhaps if Koke focused more on playing better than reportedly insulting his opponents, as his performance in this game was called “an evening to forget” by the Bleacher Report. He failed to get the better of Real’s midfielder Isco, 24, which probably frustrated Koko. Still, that’s no reason for allegedly using that gross language. Shame!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you believe that Koke would use such language? Should he be punished if he really did call Ronaldo that slur?