Quick links

West Ham United

Ex-West Ham midfielder Matthew Etherington pokes fun at Ronaldo after Messi's cheeky penalty

This was so cheeky from Messi and Suarez!

If there is one debate that has football fans divided over the past decade or so, it has been who is better: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo

We reckon the debate has got best friends, families and loved ones arguing with each other which one is better, it really is a tough one.

While Ronaldo is a perfectly built footballer with few weaknesses apart from being a bit selfish, Messi seems to be a bit more of a team player

Which is exactly what the Argentine captain proved during Barcelona's win over Celta Vigo. Messi's display left plenty of us drooling about it, especially his skill which led up to the penalty, which the forward took.

Now, while many forwards who have the chance to take a penalty, would jump at the chance.The thing is, with Luis Suarez on a hat-trick, Messi decided to pull out one of the cheekiest tricks in the book, the Cruyff-Olsen penalty! 

While everyone was raving about the cheeky penalty, former West Ham and Spurs midfielder Matthew Etherington decided to have a cheeky pop at Ronaldo, tweeting: 

Yikes! We're sure Ronaldo is seething after seeing this tweet from Etherington... 

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch