Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister hit the headlines earlier this year after her superstar brother’s statue in Madeira was vandalised with Lionel Messi graffiti.
Katia Aveiro was furious. She wrote on Twitter the ‘frustrated savages deserve to live in Syria’ and this made headlines across the world.
Katia has once again taken to Twitter to defend her brother - or, rather, her nephew on this occasion. Catalan newspaper Sport published a photo of Cristiano Jr. looking bored on his mobile phone at the Bernabeu while his dad was busy scoring four goals against Celta Vigo on Saturday.
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Ronaldo’s sister thought Sport’s analysis of the photo was unfair and wrote on Twitter: "At least he's accompanying his dad, no? Others prefer to stay at home watching Peppa Pig."
Some Twitter users thought this may have been a subtle dig at Thiago Messi, the eldest child of the Barcelona maestro, but surely that’s too ridiculous to be true.
Thiago Messi is three years old, for crying out loud.
In a later tweet, Katia added: "It's normal, he's seen his father score goals that leave you without words, let him breathe, he's a kid."
Cristiano Jr. is only five
Cristiano Jr. is only five and if he would rather spend time at the Bernabeu playing on his mobile phone than watch his dad score yet more goals, then it’s up to him.
Few kids of the same age could remain focused on a football match for the full 90 minutes.
Ronaldo whistled by fans in first half v Celta
Ronaldo was poor against Celta Vigo in the first half and was whistled by some of the home supporters.
However, the 31-year-old responded in style, netting a remarkable four goals in 26 second-half minutes as Real Madrid eventually ran out 7-1 winners.
"There are fans who want Ronaldo to be sold? Well I don't and I'm the coach,” Zinedine Zidane commented, ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League match against AS Roma at the Bernabeu, according to the Mirror.
"As far as the whistles go, they did it to me too... to everyone."
Suarez and Messi chasing Ronaldo for Pichichi
Ronaldo’s four goals means he now leads the race for the Pichichi - the annual award handed to La Liga’s top scorer - with a total of 27.
However, the Portuguese star faces stiff competition for the individual accolade from Barcelona duo Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.
Suarez took his tally to 26 for the campaign with the final goal in Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Eibar on Sunday, while Messi is now on 21 - despite missing two months of the campaign - after bagging eight goals in his last five league appearances.
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