The Portuguese ace and the Norwegian striker were among the recipients of several trophies in the Globe Soccer Awards.

It has been a week full of controversy following FIFA's decision to give their top award to Lionel Messi rather than having Erling Haaland as the winner. Today, one more awards ceremony took place, and some gestures were hard to overlook.

The man in the middle of the controversy was once again Erling Haaland, but this time it was for a decent gesture by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese footballer did not shy away from this week's controversy and started to "point" at Haaland before the award for the Best Player in 2023 was handed out. CR7's antics were a clear reference to FIFA's gala, where Haaland missed out on the Best Player award, which sparked quite an outcry among fans and experts.

As soon as Haaland's name was mentioned, the first to praise the decision was Cristiano Ronaldo, who clapped to show his approval. Have a look at CR7's gesture in the Globe Soccer Awards.

The Portuguese ace would then go on to receive the award for the top scorer in 2023, stating his joy for "beating young lions like Haaland" despite being close to his 39th birthday.