Ronaldo is just a fat man walking down the street In Brazil – Kaka says his compatriots lack respect for the football legend
Brazilian football star Kaka has stated that many Brazilians do not support their national team, emphasizing that Neymar and Ronaldo Nazario do not receive the respect they deserve from their countrymen for their achievements.
In an interview with BeIN Sport in England, Kaka stated that football icon, Ronaldo, who gained weight at the end of his career, is simply seen as a fat man walking down the street in Brazil.
The former player also claimed that Ronaldo gets more respect outside Brazil. Kaka said;
“It’s strange to say this, but many Brazilians do not support Brazil. It happens sometimes. If you see Ronaldo walking around here, you’ll say “wow”, he’s got something different here. In Brazil, he’s just a fat man walking down the street.
“Right now, a lot of people in Brazil are talking about Neymar, but in a negative way. Maybe it’s because of politics, but Brazilians sometimes do not recognize our talents”
Asked if Ronaldo is not as valued by Brazilians as he is in the rest of the world, Kaka said;
“Of course many Brazilians love Ronaldo, I love Ronaldo, but the way they respect him in Brazil and abroad is different, I see him more respected outside the country than there”.
Kaká and Ronaldo were part of the Brazilian team that won the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan, the last World Cup won by the South American country.