He may not have wanted to start another ego war, but Kylian Mbappé caused a little controversy in spite of himself. In recent hours, all of Portugal have been eliminated after being eliminated by Morocco in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. And one man was even more unlucky than the others: Cristiano Ronaldo. At 37 years old, CR7 probably lived the last game in this tournament with his roster.
A sad end for him, especially since his coach, Fernando Santos, relegated him to the role of luxury understudy. A downgrade that does not suit the ego and the obligations of the famous number 7. Silently just after the end of the meeting, Ronaldo then published a very touching message on his social networks. A post to which Kylian Mbappé responded.
Mbappé’s reaction to CR7 gets people talking
The Frenchman is a known admirer of the Portuguese, but responding to him with the crown and goat emojis got the 2018 world champion talking. If the crown refers to the king, the goat corresponds to the term GOAT, which is the Greatest Of All Time. You saw it coming: by calling CR7 a GOAT while playing with Lionel Messi at PSG, Mbappé baffled more than one observer.
Starting with the Spanish press, always fond of comparisons between Ronaldo and Messi. Brand thus passed on the first comments, wondering if the Frenchman was aware of his post. A post that has been “liked” more than a million times. Does Lionel Messi take offense? We will probably never know, maybe it will motivate the Argentinian if he finds his clubmate in the final.