CRISTIANO RONALDO fans vented their fury after the Juventus star was denied a record sixth Ballon d’Or
Real Madrid talisman Luka Modric was the man to finally break the Lionel Messi, Ronaldo duopoly.
Both Modric and Ronaldo helped lead Los Blancos to their third consecutive Champions League title in Kiev last season.
But the former Tottenham playmaker also played a major role as Croatia reached the World Cup final in Moscow.
Ronaldo has now finished as Ballon d’Or runner-up more times (6) than he has won the prestigious contest (5).
And it wasn’t just the Juventus icon’s legion of fans who were outraged that he failed to scoop the prize.
The Portuguese captain’s outspoken sister once again let her feelings be known on his perceived ‘snub’.
Elma Aveiro, 39, said the result showed the world was “rotten” and tainted by mafia and money.
A message that appeared on Elma’s social media in the aftermath of the announcement Modric had broken Ronaldo and Messi’s dominance of the trophy.
It read: “Unfortunately this is the world we live in, rotten, with mafia and f******g money.
“The power of God is a lot greater than all this rottenness. God takes his time but he doesn’t fail.”
One irritated Ronaldo supporter wrote on Twitter: “Modric had a great year but Ronaldo deserved the Ballon d’Or.
“He carried Madrid to the champions league final, again.”
Another Ronaldo fan said: “I personally think even Mbappe had a better season than Modric.
“But I would’ve given the Ballon d’Or to Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi without a doubt…”
A third said: “I would have rather seen Ronaldo take the Ballon d’Or than the lie that is Modric smh.”
Another CR7 supporter added: “It’s Cristiano Ballon d’Or but critics can’t seem to forget the World Cup and look at the actual stats.”