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The decision to give the Golden Ball to Messi was considered corruption and robbery

Former French national team player Patrice Evra shared his opinion on the presentation of the Ballon d’Or to PSG striker Lionel Messi. His words are quoted by the Daily Mail.

The ex-footballer was unhappy that the prize was received not by the player of “Bavaria” Robert Lewandowski. “People, open your eyes. I am not the one who decides who deserves what, but I think everyone will agree – robbery, robbery, ”Evra said and stressed that he had nothing against Messi. According to him, the problem lies in the corruption of football organizations.

Evra also noted that the organizers presented Lewandowski with a special prize out of guilt. He felt that giving a trophy that looked like an old vinyl record was not serious.

The presentation of the Golden Ball took place on November 29 in Paris. Messi received the award for the seventh time, and Lewandowski was recognized as the best striker of the year. In his speech, the Argentinean expressed the opinion that it was Lewandowski who should have received the award in 2020, when the presentation of the award was canceled due to the coronavirus.

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