Former player Kaká made a controversial statement in his work as a commentator for BeIN Sports, from England. He said that Ronaldo is more valued outside Brazil, as are other soccer idols in the country, and surprised when he said that the former striker is seen “just like any fat guy on the street”.
He was in a half round with John Terry and Gary Neville. The speech drew laughter, but it also surprised everyone.
“It’s strange to say this, but many people in Brazil don’t support Brazil. I know it’s strange, but it happens sometimes. We Brazilians sometimes don’t recognize our talents. If you see Ronaldo Fenômeno walking around here, go think ‘wow’, because he is something different. In Brazil, it’s just another fat man walking down the street”, he analyzed.
“Right now, many people are talking about Neymar in a negative way,” continued Kaká. He was interrupted with questions about the political position of the number 10 and whether this had anything to do with the antipathy towards the star. “It’s strange, maybe it has something to do with it,” he replied.
Kaká stressed that Brazilians ‘love’ Ronaldo, but that he believes he is much more respected outside the country.
“Of course, many Brazilians love Ronaldo. We love Ronaldo. I love Ronaldo. But it’s different. I see more respect for them abroad than here. [no Brasil]🇧🇷