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Roma's Pizarro Is Clearly A Buffoon

Pizarro believes Ronaldo lacks respect towards opponents. What about showing him some respect in the first place?

The diminutive (and thoroughly mediocre) midfielder believes Ronaldo is arrogant though hardly supported this theory with any kind of evidence.

'There is no doubt that he has quality, but it is also true that he has a big head,' Pizarro told the Italian press.

'Some of his little tricks in the middle of the pitch were unnecessary and he needs to show some respect to his opposition.'

Oh really? I did not understand this respect thingy when Arsenal mentioned it in relation to Nani's dribbling.

So, dribbling is forbidden now? Some of the tricks were unnecessary? Well, some of Roma's passes were unncessary. Is that of a lack of respect shown towards the opponent?

Of course the issue is more serious than this. As in the case of Nani, Ronaldo was also kicked off the park for 70 minutes. Roma did not restrain from any kind of action to stop him and they had the leniency of the Belgian referee to aid them in this not so honourable quest.

There was an attack when Ronaldo was kicked three times in 10 seconds but the referee failed to blow his whistle. I'd ask every Roma player: isn't it a lack of respect if they cynically try to destroy a player who has ten times the gifts they can dream of?

Of course I know the argument - that it does show respect actually. Well, fat lot of good that does if Ronaldo has to be carried off on a stretcher because of Roma's tactics to stop him. What should he do? Hit back? No.

When the game was already won, Ronaldo demonstrated his technique, his array of skills and yes, perhaps he did it because he wanted to humiliate those players who kicked him off the park. Why is it so immoral? Surely using your skills to punish players who simply resorted to cynical fouls to stop him should be lauded?

It was exactly the same case with Nani. Arsenal players kicked him left, right and centre and then claimed moral high ground when he dared to do some tricks to show them he's not intimidated. Cheeky, yes. Big-headed and arrogant, no.

And of course Pizarro's misguided mission of machismo does not accept that there are skilful players who refuse to play as he wants them to play. Demonstrating his lack of brains, he made the following promise.

'You can bet that we will have something to say about it in the return leg.'

Well, we are terrified really. After all, you set Old Trafford alight the last time you played a quarter-final second leg here, didn't you?




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 2 2008

Time: 5:15PM

Your Comments

Cor dear! Players called Pizzaro huh!!!?
Bumps
Jealousy springs too mind
cyjax
Pizarro is an idiot. I laugh when i read this kind of "im not good enough to mark him, so ill slag him in the media" type crap that comes from both players and managers these days with ronaldo.
UnitedRed
Ronaldo is arrogant, but the very best have always had that in them its what sets them apart from the rest. HEs a truly world class talent. Pizzaro is a complete idiot (as is Wenger)
HuddersfieldYiddo
This is an entertainment buisness, Ronaldo entertains and queer Pizzaro needs to get over it. Roma lost to the better team and he is jealous that Ronaldo is 10 times the player he is. Tricks, flicks, keep-uppies are part of the game and make it fun for people to watch player perform these skills. So I guess Mancini's 6 step overs and goal vs Lyon last year was disrespect to? Talk about that Pizzaro you moron.
Paulinho
Well, Fake ronnie is a bit of a nancy really, so I guess that was a part of why Pizza was complaining there, and his diving antics didn´t help much probably.
Blue is the colour
Ronaldo is the best player in the world at the moment.When Maradonna,Zidane,Kaka,Ronaldinho or whoever was World Player of the Year did a trick,flick,stepover or whatever they were labelled a "Genius".So when CR7 produces some skill he's been disrespectful.GO F@CK yourself Pizzaro...and the horse you rode in on!!!
java
pizzaro is just sad he plays for a *****e club!
fenton_01
it seems roma need some form of "revenge" every time they play us. they have had 3 chances since the 7-1 to humilate us and it turns out we are just too good for them.
united4life
Simply, Roma is an average club, that's why they can't challenge us, but they were much more cheaper than what I thought to be.
Star 3000
Java is a gimp he is on everyones vital talking *****e! Ronaldo is a bit arrogant but i dont think he is any different from many others. What he did to England in the WC2006 was brilliant. Keep it up Winker ;)
R.K
Bitterness and sour grapes, that's what it is. Roma could not even beat a United team with a defence of Simpson, Evans, Pique, O'Shea so they have to try and claim the moral high ground
midlothian99
Whatever R.K. Now go to bed it's nearly time for school!!!
java
what an idiot, it's entertaining to watch him play along with nani, thats what it's all about. i hope united stuff them in the second leg.
GThomas
java I cant sleep with your mum beside me please tell her to go back to her own house. Im worn out ;)
R.K
Java i just realised that you are actually a member of the Man Utd site. LOL! I guess what i said first time didn't really apply then. Ah well its all about the banter at the end of the day.
R.K
All good R.K. Good luck for the rest of the season bhoy ;))
java
 

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