After his son’s Ballon d’Or victory, Lionel Messi’s father answers to his son’s detractors
Jorge Messi, Lionel Messi’s father, has responded to those who doubt whether his son deserved to win the Ballon d’Or.
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that Lionel Messi won a record-breaking seventh Ballon d’Or on Monday, November 29, increasing his lead over Cristiano Ronaldo to 7-5.
Ronaldo, who came in sixth place, declined to attend the ceremony and instead wrote “Facts” on an Instagram post showcasing all of his achievements over the last year in response to his ranking position.
Messi’s seventh Ballon d’Or victory ignited a controversy about the award’s legitimacy.
Reacting, his father Jorge Messi posted a photo of his son holding the trophy and he wrote in in the caption: “Bla bla bla… carry on.”