Lionel Messi has finished outside of the top three in the Ballon D’or list for the first time in 12 years after he was declared as the fifth best footballer in the World today during the French football award otherwise known as Ballon D’or.
Although the five times Ballon D’or winner had a terrible World cup campaign in Russia as his national side were eliminated in the second round of the competition but he had a stellar campaign in his club.
As a result of this fans and football lovers have taken to their Twitter handle to calk out the organiser of the awards.
What they are saying:
MESSI FIFTH??????!!? DISRESPECTFUL!!!
— Fazrieno Salah ♡ (@fazri3na) December 3, 2018
— Akshay Shasheendran (@itsakshays) December 3, 2018
Delete the #BallondOr award!
Messi ranks 5th in the world – lets have a look at his stats from this season so far and last season.
That's 77 direct goal contributions in 61 games. The game has gone mad! Useless and overrated !
— 𝐂𝐘𝐌𝐎𝐇 𝐀𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐥™ 🇰🇪 ❁ (@ProfCymOhAFC) December 3, 2018