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Cristiano Ronaldo Mocks Sepp Blatter With Celebration (GIF)

31/10/2013 08:33 GMT | Updated 31/10/2013 08:33 GMT

Cristiano Ronaldo reminded those who have accused him of possessing a (perma-tanned) thin skin that he has a sense of humour when he mocked Sepp Blatter during Real Madrid's 7-3 defeat of Sevilla.

Ronaldo celebrated his penalty by offering a military salute - explicitly referring to Blatter's suggestion the Portuguese is a "commander" on the pitch - before going on to score his 22nd hat-trick for Madrid.

Madrid demanded an apology from Blatter, who mocked Ronaldo for having "more expenses for the hairdresser" and said he preferred Lionel Messi when giving a talk at Oxford Union.

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"Commander" Ronaldo salutes his own penalty

Blatter apologised via a letter published on Real's website and even tweeted Ronaldo, saying: "I never meant to offend you." Ronaldo had already taken a sarcastic swipe at Blatter, an honorary socio at Madrid.

Ronaldo vs Sevilla

Ronaldo did his talking on the pitch on Wednesday, and he completed his hat-trick with further goals in the 60th and 71st minute, both efforts coming in between a second-half brace from Benzema.

Gareth Bale had earlier scored his first Bernabéu goals.