After Virgil van Dijk jokingly mocked Cristiano Ronaldo at Monday's Ballon d'Or awards ceremony, the Portugal superstar's sister took to social media to hit back at the Liverpool defender.
During an interview at the gala event in Paris, van Dijk jokingly quipped that Ronaldo was no competition to him for the award.
The Juvetus forward's sister apparently took offence to the Dutchman's jibe and promptly directed a scathing message to the UEFA Men's Player of the Year on her Instagram page.
"Now, dear Virgil, where you are going, Cristiano Ronaldo has gone and has come a thousand times," she said, as translated by Metro.
"You see, my dear Virgil, that Cristiano Ronaldo was a tri-champion in the country where you have been playing for years and you still haven’t got your hand in the can.
"Cristiano Ronaldo was even the best player and best scorer in the country where you play Virgil. By the way, he was even younger than you.
"Then, dear Virgil, Cristiano Ronaldo went to other places and became the greatest player in the history of a clube like Real Madrid, (does that), tell you something Virgil?
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"Maybe so, because this club, with this Cristiano guy, even beat you in the Champions League final. Of these, Ronaldo already has five, Virgil.
"And that fellow Ronaldo and team-mates, with the corners on his chest, crushed your 'orange' (Netherlands) in a final. Was it hard, Virgil? We have pity.
"And, dear Virgil, in one of the least successful times of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo has won even more titles than you. Awesome, isn’t it?
"Now Virgil will win titles from those who really count and then we’ll talk. When you have a handful of them, the really important ones, you might be able to sit at the table with Cristiano.
"It’s for me Cristiano you are and you will always be the best player in the world!"
Van Dijk ultimately had the last laugh, however, as he ended ahead of Ronaldo for the 2019 Ballon d'Or, ending in second place behind Messi.
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