Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to wear Serie A badge for winning Player of the Season

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Serie A is well and truly back with a bang.

On the opening weekend, we saw Napoli beat Fiorentina 4-3, Atalanta edge past Spal 3-2 and Roma draw 3-3 with Genoa.

But there was only one fixture that dominated proceedings this weekend.

Following their 4-3 win over Fiorentina, Napoli travelled to Juventus (who had beaten Parma 1-0 last week).

And what an incredible 90 minutes we were treated to.

Once again, Napoli were involved in a seven-goal thriller. This time, though, they were on the wrong end of it.

Juventus stormed into a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Danilo, Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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However, two goals in two minutes from Konstantinos Manolas and Hirving Lozano gave Napoli hope.

Then, with less than 10 minutes remaining, they equalised through Giovanni Di Lorenzo.

But just when it looked to be heading for a draw, Kalidou Koulibaly scored a horrible own goal in injury-time to give Juve a 4-3 win.

Incredible.

Now, what you probably didn’t see during his embarrassing own goal was that Koulibaly had a little gold badge on his shirt.

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That is because Serie A has given special badges to the winners of the end of the season awards following the 2018/19 campaign.

They went to Samir Handanovic (goalkeeper) Nicolo Zaniolo (best youngster), Kalidou Koulibaly (best defender), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (best midfielder) Fabio Quagliarella (best forward) and Cristiano Ronaldo (best player).

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However, only four of the five players have been wearing their special badge.

Why?

Well, according to Marca, Ronaldo has decided not to wear the badge.

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And it’s believed that Cristiano has refused to wear it because he doesn’t want to be considered above his teammates.

Ronaldo isn’t always considered the most humble of people but that is a very selfless gesture.

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