This is daylight robbery – football fans react to Messi winning his 7th Ballon d’Or

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 13:13 |
Photo grid of Lionel Messi (right) and Robert Lewandowski. PHOTO/COURTESY

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Lionel Messi on Monday evening walked away with his seventh Ballon d'Or award in a ceremony that was held in Paris.

Messi had to beat Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea midfielderJorginho to win the award. The two - Lewandowski and Jorginho - were considered the favourites to win the prestigious award among football fans.

Despite various expectations from the fans, it is Messi who emerged the victor with Lewandowski and Jorginho emerging 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

Messi's victory has, however, been received with mixed reactions from the fans. Some claim that Messi did not achieve much in football last season hence should not have won the award.

Others on the other side noted that since he won his first-ever international trophy with Argentina in the last Copa America, he deserved the award.

Below are some of the reactions from football fans regarding Messi's Ballon d'Or win.

ana.manich.ana: Lewandowski robbed

88888881977m: Give Lewandowski the 2020 and 2021 ballon dor right now

charliemfc22: Lewandowski has been robbed big time

marioveglione: for the theft of the year the winner is FRANCE FOOTBALL

manyan_yaran_daddy: Lewandowski deserve you cheat him😢😢

aghyad_7_: Congrats Pessi: Finished 3rd in the league with 0 goals in 4 games vs Real and Atleti. Knocked out in the R16 of the CL after missing a penalty and scoring only 1 npg in the CL. Scoring 0 goals in the semis and the final of Copa Farmerica against the only 2 decent teams.

truthseekingstudent: Thank god penaldo fans couldnt succeed in forcing lewandowski as ballondor winner

palesabd: @francefootball It's worse than 2018 injustice. He wins his awards by default coz the media favours him(2019 was also proof of that). After that 2018 robbery I did say this award will lose it's credibility one day and by snubbing Benzema and Lewandowski(even in 2020) proves they are gradually getting there. They even decided to create a "Striker" award instead of awarding the deserved winner what he deserves!

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