Piers Morgan begs for votes to ‘melt snowflakes’ as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Man Utd rant nominated for award
Cristiano Ronaldo slammed a lack of progress at Manchester United in the interview which led to his contract termination at Old Trafford.
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The tell-all Piers Morgan Uncensored proved the tipping point for the Portuguese football legend and his second stint at Old Trafford with his contract terminated as a result of the controversial 90-minute feature.
In the interview, Ronaldo claimed that there had been 'zero progress' at the club and criticised the training, nutrition and conditioning plans being used. He said: "I don't know what's going on but since Sir Alex Ferguson left I saw no evolution in the club, the progress was zero.”
The forward also accused Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag of lying to the press about their relationship and said the manager didn't respect him. There were also swipes at Ralf Rangnick and Wayne Rooney, as well as more intimate moments about his private life and the loss of his son in childbirth last year.
The interview made waves across the world and divisive host Morgan picked up a Sports Journalist Association's Award for Scoop of the Year earlier this year - which he sarcastically dedicated to Meghan Markle after walking up to accept the award to a mixture of boos and applause.
The Cristiano Ronaldo interview has now been nominated for Interview of the Year at the TRIC Awards, at which Morgan has also been shortlisted as Presenter of the Year.
The outspoken Arsenal fan took to social media on Thursday to beg followers to vote for him in order to 'melt a snowflake'.
Morgan said: "My interview with Cristiano Ronaldo has been nominated for another award, you can vote for Interview of the Year. I've also been nominated for Presenter of the Year at the TRIC Awards.
"Cast a million votes so we can expand our trophy cabinet and remember, with every vote, another snowflake somewhere melts."
Since terminating his rollercoaster second stint at Manchester United, Ronaldo signed for Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.
This year, the striker has captained the side and won the league's Player of the Month in February. He has 12 goals and two assists in 16 appearances for the side.