Cristiano Ronaldo to boycott Ballon d'Or ceremony

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Cristiano Ronaldo will boycott the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony in January, according to Spanish publication AS.

Ronaldo is amongst the favourites to scoop the prize at the ceremony in January, but relations between world football's governing body and the Portuguese superstar have broken down in recent weeks.

President Sepp Blatter seemed to show a preference for rival Lionel Messi will also mocking Ronaldo as a player who spends to much money 'at the hairdressers' during a recent appearance at the Oxford Student's Union last month.

The Real Madrid star hit back on Facebook, writing that the episode, in which Baltter also mimicked Ronaldo as an army general, demonstrated "the respect and consideration that FIFA has for me, for my club and my country."

The 28-year-old icy relationship with FIFA stretches back to accusations that they favoured Messi by handing him four straight Ballon d'Ors between 2009 and 2012.

AS claim that Ronaldo will get his revenge by not attending the ceremony in Zurich, despite Blatter taking to Twitter to apologise to the in-form forward.

The paper claim that while Blatter is seeking private talks, Ronaldo is not willing to listen and won't met the 77-year-old.

Ronaldo is 11/4 to scoop the illustrious prize for the best player of the year, with Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery favourite at 11/10.

Messi, has has suffered a disappointing 2013 and is third favourite at 4/1. The Barcelona man is currently facing eight weeks on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

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