So avers the impeccably metrosexual Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo – about himself, of course. (We’re not talking about the Brazilian Ronaldo, by the way.) Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid, was roughly handled by Croatian fans during a match against Dinamo Zagreb. They whistled every time he had the ball and moreover, Dinamo players supposedly singled him out for rough treatment.
Real Madrid won the match 1:0, but that was scant consolation for Ronaldo. He had especially sharp words for referee Svein Oddvar Moen, expressing the hope that Moen will never “whistle” a Real Madrid game again.
Well, okay. I suppose that soccer stars are just as vulnerable to narcissism as American politicians. Still, I hope the putz doesn’t move to the USA and run for President: we’ve had enough narcissism and sef-deification in our current Chief Executioner – and serious damage to the country to show for it – to last us several lifetimes.