Fabio Capello criticized Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for skipping out on Monday’s FIFA’s The Best Awards.
Messi and Ronaldo were not in attendance in London with the Portuguese star skipping out despite being nominated for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award alongside Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah.
Ronaldo has won each of the last two iterations of the award while earning honors twice when the award was the Ballon d’Or and one further honor as FIFA World Player of the Year.
Messi, meanwhile, claimed four Ballon d’Ors as well as one FIFA World Player of the Year honor.
“The absence of Ronaldo and Messi? It is a lack of respect, for the players, for FIFA and for the world of football,” Capello said before The Best in TVE.
“It is possible that they won too much and do not like to lose. In life you have to be good when you win and when you lose.”