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Ballon d’Or 2021: Messi’s father hits back at critics

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Jorge, father of Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi has hit back at critics questioning Messi’s 7th Ballon d’Or.

 

Messi won the most prestigious individual award for the seventh on Monday.

 

Messi won the Copa America for the first time with Argentina in the summer of 2021.

 

However, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski was the most popular choice for the 2021 edition.

 

Lewandowski scored 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga games last year and has 14 in 13 so far this term.

 

Chelsea’s Jorginho and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema were also believed to be in the reckoning.

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Messi ended up winning, sparking a debate about the Ballon d’Or’s credibility.

 

Jorge Messi, the 34-year-old’s father posted a photo of his son holding aloft the trophy on his Instagram.

 

The caption of the post simply sarcastically read, “Bla bla bla… carry on.”

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