Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Tom Brady Settles GOAT Debate With Subtle Comment

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Tom Brady Settles GOAT Debate With Subtle Comment

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Tom Brady had a subtle answer when he was quizzed to settle the Messi vs Ronaldo debate
  • The two players have been at the top of every football discussion for the last 15 years
  • Brady is expected to attend the 2024 Super Bowl final between Chiefs and 49ers

American Youtuber iShowspeed forced NFL great Tom Brady to wade into the never-ending football debate of who is better between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The two have dominated football for the last 15 years, competing for every major collective and individual honour before leaving European football.

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Tom Brady after winning Super Bowl LV in 2021 with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Photo by Mike Ehrmann.
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Ronaldo moved to Saudi Arabia with Al-Nassr, while Messi opted to go a different direction, joining American side Inter Miami.

Tom Brady on the GOAT debate

Speed met Brady during Dana White's Power Slap Event, which brought together a couple of celebrities. The YouTuber chose to pose the football question to the former New England Patriots quarterback, to which he politely declined to pick a side.

"I can't pick between them two."

The seven-time Super Bowl champion then turned the table to Speed, who obviously picked Ronaldo by doing his trademark Siuu celebration.

Here is the video of that incident

The 46-year-old has since ventured into football, where he bought a minority stake in Birmingham last year.

Super Bowl LVIII

Brady is expected to attend Super Bowl LVIII when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Patrick Mahomes will be out to lead the former to a third consecutive title.

American R&B singer Usher will be the main act at the halftime show, revealing that he had managed to get 15 minutes, unlike previous performers who are often required to condense their catalogue to 13 minutes.

Why Super Bowl performers aren't paid

Sports Brief has previously reported on why Super Bowl halftime performers do not get paid despite it being one of the richest sporting events worldwide.

Last year, Rihanna made a comeback to comeback to concert performing by gracing the halftime show of the Kansas City Chiefs duel against the Philadelphia Eagles.

An NFL spokesperson has previously revealed that they do not pay the artists, given that they reap massively from the staggering audiences that follow the event annually.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)