Lionel Messi finished outside the Ballon d’Or top three for the first time since 2006 and football fans are having none of it. Check out some of the reactions.
How can you name a whole LIONEL MESSI the 5th best player in the world
Such DISRESPECT 🤦🏾🤦🏾
Ballon D'or just bi some shit awards#Ballondor
— 🇬🇭 Kwabena Shaggy 🇬🇭 (@KobbyShaggy) December 3, 2018
Lionel Messi was voted the 5th (yes, 5th) best player in the world for the Ballon d’Or award. And some people still think that FIFA isn’t corrupted. What a joke.
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) December 3, 2018
I’m a big modric fan and I’m happy for the recognition he’s been getting this year..but I think giving him the balon d’or was wrong and to even think Messi wasn’t Top 3… mental!🤯
— V.N.O (@_cactusjaxx) December 4, 2018
Messi in the next Clásico after Modric's Ballon d'Or win pic.twitter.com/pwdhvXhn2S
— Sir Alex Ferguson Way 🇾🇪 (@shanu_sas) December 4, 2018
There are sports journalists here who don’t even have Messi in their top 5.
I can almost understand how not even people whose job it is to watch as much football as possible don’t watch enough football to make an informed opinion. https://t.co/fjtbRoBPcw
— ᑳarçalεv (@Barsalev) December 4, 2018
60 goals, 24 assists, winning 3 trophies and winning the Golden Boot all isn’t enough to win the Ballon d’Or. Not even in the top 3.
Messi a victim of his own success.
When you are too good, they will never notice when you are 'Very good' pic.twitter.com/8ilWeET8KO
— Rene_the Red (@Reindopree) December 4, 2018
Still think it's weird that more footballing fans are raging that Messi was only ranked 5th in the world in the Ballon D'or (which he was lucky to get imho) and far less are talking about how the women's winner was asked to twerk because she was a woman. Actually rank #BallonDor
— Olie (@OlieAdams) December 4, 2018
Mbappe and Griezman better than Messi 🤣🤣 absolute fix, someone needs firing for sure.
— Bailey Armstrong (@BaileyA_27) December 4, 2018
Messi coming fifth in the balon d'Or is a disgrace to football, only when he retires will the world look back and realise that he was the greatest to ever play the game.
— Matt (@Matt_Robinson96) December 4, 2018
— #ForçaBarça (@CapiMessi10) December 4, 2018
Messi getting 5th in the Ballon d'Or is a bit like Arsenal fans getting tired of Big Weng by 2015-16 season. People get tired of continued greatness.
— BössWenger (@BossWenger) December 4, 2018
Listen I love Luka Modric, absolute baller. But the Ballon D’or result is a travesty, are we really taking what Messi and Ronaldo do for granted like this? 🤯 https://t.co/XTznyFokrH
— Glenn Nightingale (@GlennNights) December 4, 2018