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The Hilarious Moment Lionel Messi Ignored Two Presenters At FIFA Awards

The Hilarious Moment Lionel Messi Ignored Two Presenters At FIFA Awards

Lionel Messi awkwardly ignored two presenters on the red carpet at Monday's FIFA The Best awards, made hilarious by the presenter claiming they were being joined by the night's big winner.

The Barcelona forward was named the Best Men's Player of the Year by fellow international captains, teammates, journalists and fans, but he wouldn't have been popular with two television presenters.

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The pair of presenters caught Messi walking down the red carpet and looked to stop him with one saying 'here is Lionel Messi about to join us' but the Barca man only wanted to walk and certainly did not join them.

It would potentially look ruder if it wasn't for the absolute comedy of saying he was joining you and then the realisation as one presenter says, "Lionel Messi has walked past."

Hopefully for the pair the FIFA Best Men's Player of the Year winner did come back to do an interview with them later as he aid suggested saying 'later' as he walked past them, suggesting Messi was off somewhere at the time.

After running away from the red carpet Messi collects his award alongside Megan Rapinoe. Image: PA Images
After running away from the red carpet Messi collects his award alongside Megan Rapinoe. Image: PA Images
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It was the first time since 2015 that the 32-year-old was named as the best player in the world, having won the Ballon d'Or five times previously, but he could miss out on the other prize later in the year.

The Ballon d'Or and FIFA split in 2016 and the latter gives out their award earlier in the year and splits the voting evenly between national team captain, managers, a fans vote and journalists.

The Ballon d'Or is only voted on by journalists and will be given out in December, with Van Dijk remaining favourite, after helping Liverpool to win the Champions League last season.

Messi may have failed on the international stage again this summer but the winner of the Women's Player of the Year award certainly didn't, with the summer's Women's World Cup Golden Boot and Golden Ball winner Megan Rapinoe picking up more silverware.

She was joined by USA manager Jill Ellis, who won the Women's Manager of the Year, whilst Jurgen Klopp picked up the men's version.

The most controversial decision of the night was some of the selections for the men's Fifpro World XI, with Sergio Ramos and Marcelo somehow picked.

Topics: Football News, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Virgil Van Dijk, Argentina, Spain, Megan Rapinoe, The Best, Cristiano Ronaldo, La Liga, Awards

Ryan Sidle

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