Gary Lineker Brutally Shuts Down Piers Morgan After Lionel Messi Beat Cristiano Ronaldo To FIFA Best Award
Piers Morgan was upset that new best friend Cristiano Ronaldo didn't win the FIFA Best Men's Player of the Year Award and was then shut down by Gary Lineker.
Last week Morgan and Ronaldo were given many plaudits for the formers interview of the Juventus star and the Good Morning Britain presenter was in no doubt who the best player ever way.
When he learned on Monday night that it was Messi who'd been crowned the Best Player of the Year the 54-year-old wasn't too happy, taking to Twitter to explain why his new bestie should have won.
In 2019..- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 23, 2019
One footballer won 2 domestic & 1 national titles, & became 1st to 100 wins & 125 goals in Champions League, 1st current player to 700 official goals & 1st to win Premier League, Série A & La Liga.
Clue: it wasn't Lionel Messi who just won FIFA Best Player. pic.twitter.com/pdJ3uwU9fU
That though sparked Morgan's own rival, certainly social media rival, and number one Messi fan boy Gary Lineker into a defence of the Barcelona star.
Lineker, a former Barca forward himself, pointed out that Messi's numbers were superior, after all he did win the European Golden Shoe, and pointed out that being interviewed by Morgan doesn't make a player better.
Stick to anything but football. Ronaldo is a wonderful footballer, but Messi's numbers this year are superior. His play is on another level. He too won a double. Just because you interviewed him doesn't make him better. https://t.co/HZCdyUpuGU- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 23, 2019
There's a good chance that neither man is right and actually Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, who split the forwards to finish runner up to the Argentina ace, should have won the award.
The centre back was named UEFA's Player of the Year last month, helped transform Liverpool into title contenders, won the Champions League with the Reds and was a runner up in the Nations League with Netherlands.
Last year was the first time in 10 years that neither Messi or Ronaldo were named as the best player in the world, either at FIFA's own event or the Ballon d'Or, but Messi has brought the trophy home.
Morgan clearly thinks it's gone to the wrong home and there's certainly arguments to be made about all three, the problem for the interviewer, Lineker and everyone else is that there's no right answer and we're all really biased towards our favourite.
Who do you think should have won?