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(I found this interview here and found it amusing. ;) Here it is, hope you guys like it)

Small Talk: Ronaldo

Sid Lowe
Thursday June 19, 2003

Running late and at 40°C outside, Small Talk is sweating like a pig - Ronaldo, looking rather cool in a t-shirt and a pair of those shorts that aren't very short, isn't.

Favourite colour?
[There's a surprisingly long pause. Small Talk regrets starting on a hard one]. Blue. No reason, I just like it.

Who or what would you put in Room 101?
[Small Talk embarks on another ridiculously long-winded and far from adequate explanation which Ronaldo might not have fully understood]. Nothing. [Small Talk raises its eyebrows, tries to explain Room 101 better and insists that nothing isn't much of an answer]. Seriously, nothing - everything in my life has been good, there's nothing I'd like to get rid of, nobody I'd like to send away. Everything has been in its place. [Small Talk protests some more]. No, even the bad things have been good in a sense - they've helped me to improve in all sorts of ways. [Having seen Ronaldo's monster scar up close, Small Talk suggests he might like to put injuries in the room]. No, not even them. They're over now, I've learnt from them, and I'm happy. [With the words 'dead', 'horse' and 'flog' springing to mind, Small Talk decides to move on ...]

Favourite TV show?
The news programmes.

What colour underpants are you wearing today?
[Without hesitation] White.

Who's the best footballer in the world?
Of all time, Pelé [Small Talk reflects - mentally - on just how good 'Pelé' sounds when said by a Brazilian rather than a wrong-letter-stressing Englishman]. Right now? ... Not including me ... Zizou. [And including you? Small Talk ponders]. Well, me along with Zizou. :D

You've got a front row seat at a fight between a lion and a tiger. Who's your money on?
A lion and a tiger ... I think the lion [despite the pause, said with utter conviction. Small Talk wonders why]. He's the stronger of the two.

What have you got in your pockets?
[Pats his pockets]. Keys ... and a little bit of money. [Ronaldo's phone rings. It's not in his pocket].

Wine, beer or Coke?
Eh? Oh, beer.

Kylie or Britney?
[Ronaldo's face breaks into a grin. Yes, that grin].
Both. Together. Heh heh.

That haircut in the World Cup. Why?
Just because. No reason. [Small Talk is frankly shocked but decides not to push it].

And finally, where are you going now?
Right now, I'm going to pick up my son Ronald from school.


NO REASON for that oddball haircut?!? :wth: I believe he used that haircut to make the reporters stop asking about injuries and about the 1998 final; he gave the media a harmless "factoid" to talk about, so they would stop bothering him with all those unpleasant memories. And Luis Felipe Scolari has expressed similar suspicions on his autobiography, A Alma do Penta.

But I guess only Ronaldo himself would know for sure WHY that hideous patch of hair was considered an acceptable hairstyle. :mute: :undecide:

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I found his hairstyle rather inventive and quite stylish. :)

Very nice interview, btw. :thmbup:

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Liternit said:
its something more simple, he was reading Turma da monica a lot

:D Then we should count our blessings that he didn't choose Cebolinha or Piteco as his model... :googly:
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