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Sheamus Calls Out Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

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.

h/t Liverpool Echo for the transcription