In a shock announcement today, football legends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo revealed that they are putting their boots aside to pursue a career in ballet. The two sporting giants reportedly fell in love with ballet after taking their children to see a performance of Swan Lake.
Messi and Ronaldo have been secretly attending ballet classes for the past few months and have impressed their instructors with their natural grace and poise. Despite their lack of experience, the duo is already being tipped for stardom in the ballet world.
“I always knew that Messi and Ronaldo were talented, but I had no idea they had such a gift for dance,” said their instructor, Sergei Ivanovich. “They have a natural flair for movement and a sense of rhythm that is truly remarkable.”
When asked how they were adapting to the new discipline, Ronaldo joked, “It’s tough, but I think we’re getting the hang of it. We just need to remember not to slide tackle anyone!”
The footballing world has been quick to react to the news, with some pundits suggesting that the duo’s switch to ballet might be a clever ploy to confuse their opponents. “Who knows what they’ll do next? Maybe they’ll start juggling flaming torches on the pitch,” said one commentator.
Only time will tell if Messi and Ronaldo’s ballet career takes off, but one thing’s for sure: they’ll be the best-dressed dancers on stage with their matching custom-made tutus and football boots.