Ronaldo vs Messi: Alejandro Garnacho’s Brother Calls Out Rio Ferdinand for Social Media Claim

Ronaldo vs Messi: Alejandro Garnacho’s Brother Calls Out Rio Ferdinand for Social Media Claim

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • New claims have emerged that Lionel Messi never followed Alejandro Garnacho in the first place
  • Rio Ferdinand had claimed that Messi unfollowed the Manchester United star due to Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Garnacho recently scored the best goal of his career with a brilliant overhead kick vs Everton

Alejandro Garnacho's brother has come out to shut down allegations that Lionel Messi unfollowed the Manchester United star due to his high affinity for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Garnacho was one of the standout performers for game week 12 of the 2023/2024 Premier League season when he scored a ridiculous overhead kick against Everton on November 25.

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Alejandro Garnacho celebrates after scoring against Everton on November 26. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA.
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Afterwards, a video of Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand surfaced online, claiming that Garnacho had told him that Messi unfollowed him on Instagram.

Garnacho is among the few players who have shared a dressing room with both players. He played alongside Ronaldo for a while before the Portuguese icon got his contract terminated. The teenager has also received call-ups to the Argentina national team, which is captained by Messi.

Garnacho's love for Ronaldo

Despite Messi's cult following in his native country, Garnacho has never shied away from idolizing Ronaldo. The 19-year-old has been spotted wearing CR7 underwear and doing the iconic Siuu celebration.

"Messi unfollowed him just because he makes no secret of preferring Ronaldo. He comes out, doesn't care, ‘I'm a Ronaldo man’. Who's the GOAT? Ronaldo. (Even) when he's in the Argentina squad," said Ferdinand in his Vibe with Five podcast.

Messi never followed Garnacho

As reported by All About Argentina, a man believed to be Garnacho's brother has now come out guns blazing, claiming that Messi never followed Garnacho in the first place.

Ferdinand replied to the post and seemingly admitted he was joking about the first story by saying,

"Sarcasm guys… relax"

Garnacho was left out of Lionel Scaloni's squad for November games, where they lost to Uruguay before beating Brazil.

Garnacho's post goes viral

Sports Brief earlier reported on Garnacho's Instagram post going viral.

Garnacho took to social media following his wonder strike, posting three photos and a simple message thanking God after his heroics.

The 18-year-old wrote "God is great" with prayer and heart emojis on his Instagram post, which now has over two million likes.

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