When Christiano Ronaldo posed for Annie Leibovitz in his underwear for the June issue of Vanity Fair, he didn’t realize that he would end up sharing the cover of the magazine with his rival Didier Drogba.
Mr. Ronaldo would like to bring legal action against the magazine, according to Page Six.
“Ronaldo is freaking out,” the source said. “He says he wants to sue Vanity Fair for using his image to promote the issue everywhere.
“Even though this is pretty standard practice in the magazine world, he and his managers insist only they have control of his image and where it can be used.
“But no legal action has been launched, and there are whispers that what really upset Ronaldo was that, having stripped off to his underpants for the shoot in Madrid, he didn’t envisage sharing the cover with another player photographed in Milan.”
Mr. Drogba and Mr. Ronaldo will meet face-to-face and fully clothed when Portugal and Ivory Coast play each other on June 15 in the opening round of the World Cup.