A leaked photo has gone viral on social media claiming that FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi has pipped Cristiano Ronaldo to the 2017 Ballon d’Or, something million Real Madrid fans are not upbeat about.
As per the photo of a supposed future release of the ‘France Football’ magazine, Messi will be given the esteemed trophy ahead of the Portuguese player
Leaked cover of France Football's Ballon d'Or edition? Did Messi win the Ballon D'or 2017?
Don't know if this is real or not… pic.twitter.com/mHLLzi1iKc
— ᵁᴸᵀᴿᴬ® (@UltraAutistic) November 11, 2017
on the off chance that the picture is to be trusted, the outcome would stun the world of football given that Ronaldo has quite recently won the 2017 FIFA Best award.
Genuine or counterfeit?
While many believe ‘France Football’ dependably make a duplicate of their Ballon d’Or magazine for every finalist, there is a reason to believe the Barcelona star may end up clinching the award.
2016 Ballon d’Or’s cover was likewise leaked showing Ronaldo holding the trophy, which later ended up being genuine.
France Football's Ballon d'Or 2016 edition has been leaked and Cristiano Ronaldo is the winner. pic.twitter.com/K0Zf5xxOiU
— TheCRonaldoFan (@TheCRonaldoFan) December 12, 2016