It’s every football-mad father’s worst nightmare.
How would you react if your child - just imagine the scenario if you don’t have kids - told you they want to follow the fierce rivals of the team you’ve always supported?
Well, Cristiano Ronaldo was effectively asked this very question in an interview with 'Jugones' - broadcast by Spanish television channel La Sexta - earlier this week. What would be his reaction if Cristiano Jr. told him he wanted to support Barcelona?
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"My son has changed my life in many ways," Ronaldo was quoted as saying by Marca. ”It is impossible that he will support Barcelona because he has my genes, but if he fought his ground on this, I would accept it.”
That’s an answer that few Real Madrid fans will be particularly happy with, but every child should have the freedom to make their own choices and you have to respect Ronaldo’s stance on the matter.
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Cristiano Jr. is a Messi fan
We all know Cristiano Jr is a big fan of Lionel Messi, though, so it might well happen one day in the near future…
Cristiano: I get help from my mum
The Portuguese superstar also revealed that he receives a lot of help from his mother in terms of looking after his young son.
"My mother is the pillar of the family and she helps me a lot with Cris," Ronaldo added. ”He doesn't have a mother; he has a mother and father at the same time, which is me."
Big weekend coming up for Ronaldo
It’s likely that Cristiano Jr. will be at the San Siro on Saturday evening to watch his father attempt to win the Champions League for the third time in his career.
Real Madrid take on rivals local Atletico in Milan - in a re-run of the Champions League final in Lisbon two years ago - and Ronaldo will be desperate to add to his winners’ medals from 2008 and 2014.
The 31-year-old will be acutely aware that if he plays a key role in helping Los Blancos win the prestigious trophy this weekend, his chances of securing a fourth Ballon d’Or will increase significantly.
Ronaldo is currently the bookmakers’ favourites to win the coveted individual accolade - presumably because they think he stands a decent chance of lifting the Champions League trophy - followed by Barcelona’s ‘MSN’ and Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann.
Will Cristiano Jr. end up becoming a Barcelona fan? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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