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Iker Casillas has slammed the Ballon d'Or awards after Lionel Messi claimed a record-extending seventh title.
Messi beat the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to take home his seventh Ballon d'Or award.
The Argentina superstar narrowly finished above the Poland and Bayern Munich striker, earning 33 more points than his counterpart.
But the decision to award the 34-year-old with yet another Ballon d'Or title did NOT sit well with Real Madrid legend Casillas.
The Spaniard criticised the concept of football awards in a scathing post on social media.
"It is increasingly difficult for me to believe in football awards," he tweeted.
"For me, Messi, he is one of the 5 best players in all of history but you have to start knowing how to catalog who are the most outstanding after a season.
"It's not that hard heck! Others make it hard!"
Cada vez me cuesta más creer en esto de los premios del fútbol.Para mi,Messi,es uno de los 5 mejores jugadores de toda la historia pero hay que empezar a saber catalogar quiénes son los más destacados al cabo de una temporada. No es tan difícil puñeta!Lo hacen difícil otros! ♂️- Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) November 30, 2021
Fans and critics alike felt Lewandowski was hard done by following an incredible campaign for Bayern.
Messi even addressed his rival during his victory speech, saying 33-year-old deserves his own Ballon d'Or award after last year's ceremony was cancelled.
"Robert, you deserve your Ballon d'Or," he said.
"Last year, everyone was in agreement to say that you were the big winner of this award."
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar added: "Today I'm here in Paris. I am very happy, really very happy, I really want to continue to fight and reach new objectives.
"I don't know how many more years but I am really enjoying myself. I thank my team-mates at Barcelona, PSG & Argentina."
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