What happens when your son is a fan of your greatest rival? You introduce them of course. In this heartwarming video posted on Real Madrid's YouTube page, Cristiano Ronaldo's adorable four-year-old son is completely starstruck when he meets Messi for the first time.
In the video, Ronaldo and his son are seen talking casually minutes before going to the Ballon d'Or gala. As Messi comes into the room, Ronaldo alerts his son, pointing out who has just entered the room. As Ronaldo introduces the pair, his son bashfully walks up toward the Barcelona ace. "How are we all?" Messi asks. Ronaldo responds on behalf of his awestruck son saying that he watches videos of him on the internet and talks about him all the time, as the embarrassed boy walks back to the company of his father. I guess even if your father is one of the best footballers on the planet, the nerves still get to you.
There have always been rumours circulating that both sporting rivals have never seen eye to eye.
But we bet Ronaldo's gracious gesture has scored not just brownie points with his son but also with the legions of female fans going "D'awwww" over his big daddy generosity.