WWE Superstar and massive Liverpool fan Sheamus has called out Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and says the football star is “too soft.”
Sheamus was speaking to BT Sports – WWE’s UK broadcast partner – about The Red’s arch-rivals star man Ronaldo and dismissed any notion that the five-time Ballon D’Or winner was among the best footballers of all time:
“Is Ronaldo one of the greatest players ever? Absolutely not, he’s not. But he’s definitely a world-class player and one of the best that’s been in the last decade.”
“But even if he scores a penalty he’s all about the camera mate, you know what I mean? Shirt off, ‘where’s the camera?’ Even if he scores a penalty. I’m not knocking the guy or hating on him, but he knows exactly what he is doing.”
It was then suggested to the Irishman that Ronaldo’s showmanship might make him a perfect fit in the land of sports entertainment but Sheamus quickly shot that notion down:
“He wouldn’t last five seconds in the ring. He’s too soft, he’s too soft bro. Those players that go down when the wind blows or a blade of grass hits their shin, they wouldn’t last two minutes. I mean he’s got the showmanship but nothing else. He’s got no physicality, that’s what I mean.”
Sheamus knows a thing or two about football players getting involved in the world of WWE. The star was beside Wade Barrett when the now-NXT announcer got in the face of then-Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney and got a slap to the face for his troubles.