Cristiano Ronaldo Gave the Perfect Response to Alleged Homophobic Slur From Atletico Player

Jamie Spencer

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo came up with the absolute perfect response to an alleged homophobic slur directed his way by Atletico Madrid's Koke during Saturday evening's highly-charged city derby between the La Liga giants.

Apparently labelled a 'faggot' by the Atletico midfielder, Ronaldo refused to rise to the attempt to antagonise him, before immediately hitting back with a quip about his enormous wealth.

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid CF - La Liga
Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the game, the 39th treble of his career, to secure a handsome 3-0 win in their neighbour's backyard and became involved in a heated exchange with Koke that resulted in both players being cautioned.

Following the game, Spanish radio station COPE is alleged to have overheard a brief conversation Ronaldo had with his Real team-mates.

"Koke called me a faggot," Ronaldo is believed to have said.

After a colleague's disbelief, Ronaldo then repeated, "You are a faggot, he said to me. I said to him 'If we meet in Madrid, you'll see what I'll do'."

When the team-mate asked what that meant, Ronaldo joked, "Nothing, what am I going to do?"

When another Real player enquired as to what had gone on, Ronaldo once more stated, "Koke, he called me a faggot".

"I said yes, yes, a faggot. But a very rich one, s**t-head."

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Ronaldo is set to become football's first billionaire in the future after he recently agreed a 'lifetime' contract with Nike reportedly worth up to $1bn. That's on top of his existing fortune and the other huge sums from separate income streams he also stands to make in the coming years.