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Cristiano Ronaldo Fan Slams Lionel Messi's Ballon d'Or Wins In Controversial Twitter Thread

Cristiano Ronaldo Fan Slams Lionel Messi's Ballon d'Or Wins In Controversial Twitter Thread

A Cristiano Ronaldo fan has brutally slammed Lionel Messi's six Ballon d'Or wins and claimed half of the Argentine's wins came in controversial circumstances.

Messi moved ahead of his longtime rival when collecting his sixth award in December, while Ronaldo only has five.

But Twitter account 'CR7 Rap Rhymes' has created a comprehensive thread outlining that three of the Barcelona captain's six wins were controversial, whereas only one of Ronaldo's five are.

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The first instance that is brought up is 2010, when Messi collected the award for the second time.

It was the year that Inter Milan clinched Champions League glory with Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder standing out.

Inter also won Serie A and the Coppa Italia to complete a treble, while Sneijder also reached the World Cup Final with the Netherlands.

Many believe he should have won the Ballon d'Or that year and the thread puts it down to 'favouritism' for Messi.

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The thread then discusses 2012 when Messi scored a staggering 91 goals in a single calendar year.

Despite his goal tally, Barcelona failed to win La Liga or the Champions League that year and the thread states: "His 91 goals were of no use because he disappeared when it mattered."

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His latest win is also scrutinised, with the thread stating last year's honour belonged to Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo's only 'undeserved' win came in 2013, with Franck Ribery 'deserving it more' following Bayern Munich's treble winning season.

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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric won the award in 2018 after winning the Champions League and helping Croatia to the World Cup Final.

Despite this, it is described as a year current Juventus star Ronaldo 'was robbed.'


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Despite the claims of Messi not deserving his Ballon d'Or wins, there is no doubting that he and Ronaldo have set incredibly high standards throughout their careers.

Do you agree with the thread?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Legends, Ballon d'Or, Juventus, Rivalries, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

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