31/10/2013 04:33 GMT | Updated 31/10/2013 04:33 GMT

Cristiano Ronaldo Mocks Sepp Blatter With Celebration (GIF)

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.

Cristiano Ronaldo Mocks Sepp Blatter With Celebration

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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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.

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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.