Ronaldo hits back at Fifa president Blatter

The forward has issued a damning response to the 77-year-old over comments aimed towards him in a recent speech at the Oxford Union, with Real Madrid also seeking an apology
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has hit back at Sepp Blatter after the Fifa president mocked the Portuguese in a recent speech.

In a debate at the Oxford Union, when discussing the merits of the 28-year-old and Barcelona's Lionel Messi, the 77-year-old claimed "one spends more time at the hairdressers than the other" in reference to Ronaldo, before saying he preferred the Argentine.

The comments have resulted in Real Madrid writing to Fifa to call for Blatter to apologise over the remarks, and Ronaldo has now posted a video of the Swiss making fun of him alongside his own statement on both his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

"This video shows the respect and consideration that Fifa has for me, my club and my country. Much is explained now," Ronaldo said.

"I wish Mr. Blatter health and a long life, with the certainty that he'll continue to witness the successes of his favourite teams and players."

Ronaldo and Messi were both named on a 23-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or on Tuesday.