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Someone Has Started A Petition Demanding Robert Lewandowski Receives Ballon d'Or Award

Someone Has Started A Petition Demanding Robert Lewandowski Receives Ballon d'Or Award

The coveted individual prize has been scrapped this year but fans are desperate to see the Polish striker's achievements commemorated...

Josh Lawless

Josh Lawless

A petition "demanding" for Robert Lewandowski to receive the Ballon d'Or award has been created.

After his blistering form this season, where he's notched a staggering 55 goals in all competitions, many believe the Polish striker was on his way to winning a first ever Ballon d'Or win prior to the award being scrapped due to the impact of coronavirus.

And though he's on course to seal a memorable treble with Bayern Munich, one fan has decided to set up a petition urging France Football, the creator of the prestigious individual award, to have a rethink.

The appeal was set up last month and is now closing in on 400 signatures as Lewandowski continues to bang in the goals on the biggest stage.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The petition's description on Change.Org reads: "France Football has decided (without any good/reasonable reason) to not award the Ballon d'Or this year.

"Exactly when Lewandowski became dangerous to the two annual winners (Messi + Ronaldo), France Football has decided to not award the Ballon d'Or.

"This is a huge disappointment and feels like a huge scam/fraud to many of us football fans.

"Almost every football fan was convinced that Robert Lewandowski earned the Ballon d'Or this year. So we are demanding France Football to hand over the Ballon d'Or to Robert Lewandowski this year for an outstanding season.

"Please Share and Sign this Petition. Thank you football fans for your support."

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand went on record to say that the former Borussia Dortmund striker should be starting a petition himself in order to get the award he deserves.

In an exclusive interview, Ferdinand also told SPORTbible the decision to cancel the prize is a "cruel" one for Lewandowski to take.

He said: "I think he was the main candidate to win it. I feel quite gutted for him really that he's not got it, I think he'll be sick.

"It seems quite a cruel thing to do I believe. I think Cristiano Ronaldo andLionel Messi have had their hands on it for so long, Luka Modric came in and had a year.

"I think Lewandowski has been one of them players just under Messi and Ronaldo in terms of quality, that next band of players that have been waiting.

"He's had the chance to do it, he gets there, then they take it away from him."

It has been confirmed that the "FIFA: The Best" awards will be still be going ahead, which could serve as a consolation to the Champions League's top scorer.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Robert Lewandowski, Ballon d'Or, Bayern Munich