When Twitter reminds you that Kevin-Prince Boateng has Cristiano Ronaldo’s name written all over his heart but his new team mate is Lionel Messi…
In transfer news, FC Barcelona completed a surprise loan move for Kevin Prince Boateng from Italian Serie A side Sassuolo, on Monday. The irony is that the Ghanaian attacking midfielder is openly a worshipper of the one and only player Barcelona fans love to hate: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Social media never forgets. While the Catalans are welcoming their new arrival and praising him for pro-Messi comments he made, anti-Barca supporters and Cristiano Ronaldo fans are rolling back the years with amusement.
Interview from April 2017
He said Messi was above Ronaldo and best footballer, and the quote from Messi quotes was from last year in an interview pic.twitter.com/uhPC6s6ray
— LM10 (@L10CLASS) January 21, 2019
The kind of things you're obliged to say when your football agent is preparing your transfer to Barcelona. Kevin Prince Boateng smartly twisting his declarations about Cristiano Ronaldo being the best in the world and a role model for young players. ???? #EnjoyPrince https://t.co/Wf9UPo9jGO
— CRonaldoDaily.com (@BreatheRonaldo) January 22, 2019
Kevin-Prince Boateng talking about Cristiano Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/4mfWqu2whk
— Cristiano Ronaldo ▫️◾️ (@CRonaldoLive) January 21, 2019
Kevin Prince Boateng when asked about those Ronaldo tweets ? pic.twitter.com/hbyTXcH1lh
— ??? ℙ????????? ℂ??é™ ???️ (@PortugueseCule) January 21, 2019
Adding insult to injury, KPB’s past activity on Twitter, as much as on the pitch, also displays the fun he’s had in trolling his current club. The ex-AC Milan player who counts two goals, one assist, and one win in eight appearances against Barca, didn’t hold back anything the last time CR7 stood tall in El Clasico. Nobody enjoyed Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2017 Spanish Supercup heroics against FC Barcelona more than Kevin-Prince Boateng…
Hahahhha Ronaldoooo,he is so good you have to give him respect ????????
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) August 13, 2017
Farther back in Kevin-Prince Boateng’s Twitter history, he was outraged as the 2012 UEFA Best Player of the Year award went to Barcelona icon Andres Iniesta (19 votes) whereas Cristiano Ronaldo finished tied with Lionel Messi on 17 votes.
Unbelievable…I am sorry but for me RONALDO was the best player in europe…
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) August 30, 2012
A few months later, KPB wished good luck to CR7 who was in contention with Messi and Iniesta again for the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or:
Thanks to @Cristiano for the support…good luck and hope u win the Ballon D'or!!!
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) January 7, 2013
Kevin-Prince Boateng knows… World Cup 2018 throwback celebrating Ronaldo’s epic hat-trick to offer Portugal a point against Spain:
THE BEST pic.twitter.com/wgerO1A8e3
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) June 15, 2018
In the meantime, kudos to the Blacks Stars of Ghana outcast for reviving his career time and time again. Whilst many players contemplate retirement at the age of 31, Prince Boateng — much like his idol Cristiano Ronaldo — has opted for a bigger challenge.
Kevin Prince Boateng
Suspended by DFB
Suspended by Ghana.
Released by Milan.
Sacked by Shalke
Rejected by Lisbon for failed medical
Twice turned down by Saudi Ittihad on fitness issues.
Consistently racially abused.
None put this guy down.
33, going to BARCA pic.twitter.com/xNX7MH4LEG
— Saddick Adams Obama (@SaddickAdams) January 21, 2019
As we say at C. Ronaldo Daily, winning is a lifestyle. Our “Cristianite” community knows this.