Lionel Messi’s Dad Responds to Claims His Son Did Not Deserve 2021 Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi’s Dad Responds to Claims His Son Did Not Deserve 2021 Ballon d'Or

  • Lionel Messi’s father, Jorge, has appeared to take a swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo for suggesting his son did not deserve to win the Ballon d'Or
  • Former Barcelona captain and PSG star shook off stiff competition to win his seventh Ballon d’Or award on Monday night, November 29
  • Messi beat the likes of Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, and Robert Lewandowski who was a strong favourite to cart home the award

Lionel Messi's father has appeared to hit out at Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese striker recently suggested the PSG star did not deserve to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or award.

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Lionel Messi's father, Jorge, not impressed with Ronaldo following comments on Messi's Ballon d'Or win. Photo: Baptiste Fernandez
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Messi’s father, Jorge, seems not impressed with Ronaldo who has backed claims that the PSG star stole the award from him and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

CR7 snubbed the event on Monday night in Paris as his fiercest rival, Messi, was handed a seventh Ballon d’Or on the night.

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A Facebook account called 'Cristiano Ronaldo - The Legendary' described the decision to award Messi the prestigious award as 'Theft. Dirt. Shame. Simply regrettable.'

The post added:

“Who saw, saw. Anyone who is smart enough knows who the real deserving ones are. Receiving awards without earning it is false happiness, without pride.”

And a five-time recipient of the same award, Ronaldo, who garnered 435 votes to finish sixth commented ‘facts’ underneath the post, sparking mixed reactions among fans.

The comment now seems to have infuriated Messi’s dad as he uploaded a photo of Messi holding his seventh Golden Ball alongside the caption:

"Bla bla bla... carry on."

Pep Guardiola blasts Leo Messi's critics

TUKO.co.ke earlier reported that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has expressed disappointment at critics who claim Lionel Messi should not have been awarded the 2021 Ballon d’Or.

France Football had, on Monday, November 29, handed Messi his seventh Ballon d'Or award, a decision that has generated a lot of controversies among football fans.

However, Guardiola, who managed the Argentine legend during their time at Spanish club Barcelona insisted that no one can say it was unfair that the award went to Messi.

Source: Sports Brief News