Ref Hated Ronaldo
With his retirement from European refereeing, Claus Bo Larsen has launched a withering attack on Cristiano Ronaldo, insisting that CR7 is the most infuriating person to referee.
Now that he is 45 years old, dumpy Claus can't referee in the Champions League knock-out stages, so was free to vent his feelings for the very first time (maybe he has a book coming out?)
He told the Mirror that Ronaldo was the â€œmost irritating playerâ€ he has handled during his 14-year career, chastising him for "always looking to get a cheap free-kick, especially at home."
â€œWe tended to talk in the refereeâ€™s room before games about how he would go down easily. We know not to be biased, but we have to be prepared.
"He has a clean slate at the start of every game. When he would lie down after failing to win a free-kick, he would smile at me because he knew I didnâ€™t fall for his stunts.â€