Monday, 19 May 2008

Adriano: Ronaldo will bounce back - Ronaldo R9

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Fellow Brasilian international Adriano, is confident that Ronaldo can bounce back from his recent injury and personal problems.

The Brasilian star was loaned out by Inter to Sao Paulo to regain form and fitness in a disappointing season last year and firmly believs that his 2006 world cup teammate Ronaldo R9, can recover from his own disappointing troubles.

Ronaldo who is recovering from a serious knee injury, had an encounter with three cross-dressing tranvestites who tried to extort Ronaldo out of his money.

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Ronaldo who has since expressed his hurt and shame over the incident, is adament that he was not in the wrong, having not done anything illegal - yet it deeply embarrased over the whole incident.

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"We always had a good relationship and while I think that what Ronaldo did was not right, I am never going to give up our friendship for that," said Adriano to

"He is Ronaldo and he is a big name. If that had happened to another person, nobody would talk about it.

"These are lessons to learn from this incident. I also went through some difficulties and I know how he must feel," Adriano added.

So what can we make of this from Adriano?

Firstly that Ronaldo is now over the worst of this and can now concentrate on getting back to his rehabilitation and looking to gain full fitness. Ronaldo R9 has not had the best of luck with injuries and will need all the support and motivation to come back to anything that was like his best.

Put into context - he is only 31, will be 32 next year and this 2008-2009 season with whichever club will be the defining chapter in Ronaldo r9's career. With Milan looking uncertain to renew or extent his contract which ends in June this year, Flamengo wait in the distant horizon with open arms for Ronaldo and possibly even a shock return in World Cup 2010...

- The Ronaldo R9 Team

Monday, 12 May 2008

Ronaldo hurt and ashamed over scandal - Ronaldo R9

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Let's take a moment to reflect on the human side of Ronaldo and the moments he must have been going through when the story imploded worldwide about an encounter with three transvestites.

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Above all the media focus, controversy and more angles cast than even Pythagoras oould have bettered, we see Ronaldo the human, and he made this past week, a public confession to his family, friends and worldwide fans.

Ronaldo admits he is "sorry and ashamed" over the scandal.

"It was an isolated and stupid act," the three-time FIFA Player of the Year said on Globo's hugely popular "Fantastico" program. "I'm sorry and ashamed."

Ronaldo said he was unaware they were transvestites and is deeply sorry for his actions - Ronaldo was out celebrating Flamengo's victory over rivals Botofogo although retains the fact he was not drunk.

"I feel very ashamed speaking about this matter. It was an isolated act, an act of complete stupidity on my part. I never knew what a transvestite was. I am completely heterosexual.

"My error has created a major problem of global impact. But thank God all the facts are coming to light. I've spoken to my attorney and everything is being investigated and will be proven.

"Certainly this will tarnish my personal life forever. But it will not interfere in my position as ambassador for Unicef. And this will not interfere also in the advertising contracts I have. This is an isolated act that will not happen again."

Ronaldo has made a very big mistake indeed and this will have no bearing on his future career, although has recently broke up with girlfriend Maria after word of his affair broke.

"I made the stupidest mistake ever of my personal life," he said. "Anyone can make a mistake, and I made a big mistake."

Quick Peek ahead of Headlines - Ronaldo has also cast fresh doubt over his AC Milan career when his contract runs out in June - more to follow soon so stay tuned at Ronaldo R9.

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