The Madrid star is unhappy with the UEFA chief's latest remarks, despite them being intended as a joke, and has hinted that he will not go to the award ceremony.Cristiano Ronaldo has threatened to boycott the Ballon d'Or after accusing UEFA president Michel Platini of attempting to provoke him.
The European football chief joked that the award's voting deadline was extended for the sake of the Real Madrid forward, but some Spanish outlets claimed that the Frenchman was being serious with his remarks.
Either way, Ronaldo has taken the comments to heart and refused to respond to Platini, while suggesting he may not go to the ceremony on Jan. 13 in Zurich and instead stay in Madrid or go to Portugal.
"I think that [Platini] was trying to provoke me," the 28-year-old told reporters in Madeira, where he is enjoying a few days' rest and preparing for the opening of his own personal museum. "I will not respond.
"On the day of the Ballon d'Or ceremony I may be in Spain or in Zurich... or in Madeira."
The Portuguese winger has missed the last two games for his club having picked up a thigh injury in November, after starting each of the Blancos' opening 18 games this season.
He is currently the bookmakers' favorite to win the upcoming Ballon d'Or, ahead of fellow frontrunners Franck Ribery and Lionel Messi.