Cristiano Ronaldo made it two FIFA ‘The Best’ awards in as many years after beating Lionel Messi and Neymar to the 2017 trophy.
It’s hard to say the Portuguese star didn’t deserve it after leading Real Madrid to La Liga and Champions League glory during the 2016/17 campaign.
With the superstar also being named in the FIFPro World XI, it’s fair to say he was the star of the show in London.
For that reason, it’s perhaps not too surprising that every journalist and media outlet wanted a piece of him.
As Ronaldo entered the London Palladium on the ‘green carpet,’ the 32-year-old stopped to sign plenty of autographs for his fans.
There were also two reporters who wanted to grab a quick word with him for the live feed that was going out on the FIFA YouTube channel.
What happened next was incredibly awkward.
One journalist tried calling over the forward before saying “Oh no” when she realises she’s missed her opportunity.
After he continues to walk on, the journalist’s colleagues suggests she “keeps following him” in the hope to grab a quick word.
That didn’t go down well.
“I’m trying, Alex,” he said.
“You’re not doing anything, you’re just stood there!”
We almost had an argument live on TV thanks to Ronaldo!
Watch: The award Cristiano Ronaldo moment
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When Ronaldo eventually did take his seat inside the Theatre, he watched the likes of Olivier Giroud, Gianluigi Buffon and Zinedine Zidane go and collect awards.
Then, it was his turn to claim the biggest award of the night - The Best FIFA Men’s Player.
Ronaldo says his thanks
And after taking to the stage, Ronaldo had a few people to thank.
"Thank you for voting for me,” he said.
“I want to mention Leo (Messi) and Neymar to be here. I want to thank Real Madrid for their support all year. We are in England for the first time, and I win it for the second consecutive time. This is a great moment for me. Thank you to all my fans all over the world. I appreciate that. I'm so happy, thank you very much and have a good night!"
No apology for completely ignoring that poor journalist at the start of the night, though.
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