Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro, has seemingly taken a dig at Lionel Messi following his Ballon d’Or win last weekend.
Messi secured his eighth Ballon d’Or trophy after leading Argentina to victory in the 2022 Qatar World Cup. This accomplishment put him three Ballon d’Or wins ahead of his longtime rival Ronaldo, who has five to his name.
While many celebrated Messi’s achievement, some questioned whether he truly deserved the award.
Amid the ongoing debate, Katia Aveiro, aged 46, seems to have expressed agreement with a post stating that Ronaldo earned all his awards, subtly taking a jab at Messi following his recent win.
The post, shared on Instagram, showed Ronaldo, 38, posing with his numerous awards, which included three UEFA Men’s Player of the Year awards, four European Golden Shoes, and five Ballon d’Ors.
The post was captioned, “Earned, not given”. Interestingly, Aveiro liked the post and added five clapping emojis.