Lionel Messi’s father rebuked critics who questioned whether Messi deserved to win the Ballon d’Or on Monday.
Messi won his country’s first major honor in 2021, when Argentina defeated Brazil in the Copa America final. He left Barcelona for PSG.
However, the most popular choice for the 2021 edition is Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski.
He scored a ridiculous 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga matches last year and has 14 of 13 so far this season.
It is believed Lewandowski, Chelsea’s Jorginho and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema are also in the lineup.
Messi won, sparking debate over the credibility of the Ballon d’Or. His father, George Messi, has nothing, and his son has posted a photo of himself lifting the trophy.
His title was the post’s brightest past. It reads simply and sarcastically: “Blah blah blah … carry on.”
In this case he was not very kind to suggestions that his son was not the right winner.
The other person you thought you couldn’t deny Messi’s seventh Ballon d’Or was his former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola.
The current Manchester City boss said: “You can never say that it would be unfair for Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or.” Well, that’s what a lot of people are doing.