'Did Robbo let Messi out of his pocket for ceremony?': Liverpool fans react to Ballon d'Or news
Leo Messi has won the Ballon d'Or yet again, beating Virgil van Dijk who has been incredible both at Liverpool and the Netherlands national team. It turns out even the Champions League trophy means nothing when you are not a forward, your name is not Messi and you don't play at Barcelona.
Reactions from Tribuna.com's Liverpool fans are flooding in: some of them are filled with disappointment and frustration, some are furious and the others are hilarious. One thing unites them all: we know who deserved the accolade and who should have been awarded.
💬 Scott Davies: "Absolute b*******! Messi undoubtedly is the best player of all time, but last year VVD was easily the best player. I thought that's what the Ballon D'or was for?! Player of the year?! F****** pathetic!"
💬 hiscoming Again: "Liverpool must focus and work harder and smarter and win the EPL title or else they might give the EPL trophy to Lionel Messi."
💬 Stephen Codd: "When he tells his grandkids how many times he won the award their first question will be: 'Is that the year you stole it from Virgil van Dijk with help from corrupt football officials?'"
💬 Francisco Castrejon: "VVD swapped the Ballon D’Or for the Champions League!!!"
💬 Ben Wilton: "F****** joke... He [Messi] is one of if not the best player ever but Virgil deserved it this time no doubt. Clearly fixed because quite rightly he didn’t win it last year! At least it wasn’t that c*** Ronaldo!"
💬 Stephane Rukirande: "They are just trying to make sure that Messi finishes his career remembered as the best of all time, shame."
💬 Jack Baigent: "Did Robbo let Messi out of his pocket for the ceremony? That's nice of him."
💬 Daren White: "Messi will still win it when he retires, you watch!"