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The best jokes from the Ballon d’Or 2018 ceremony as Luka Modrić wins amidst twerking controversy

Croatia captain becomes first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim it in more than a decade.

There were jokes from the Ballon d'Or 2018 ceremony as Luka Modrić won the award and women's player Ada Hegerberg was asked if she knew how to twerk
WINNER: Modrić (Image: soccer.ru)

Luka Modrić has won the Ballon d’Or at the 2018 ceremony in Paris, ending the continual awards to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo over the last ten years.

The 33-year-old midfielder guided Croatia to a World Cup final in the summer after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid in May.

However, many fans vented their frustration on social media that the prize had not gone to one of the former favourites.

There was also uproar when presenter Martin Solveig asked Women’s Ballon d’Or Ada Hegerberg if she knew how to twerk.

These were the best jokes from the Ballon d’Or ceremony as Luka Modrić wins in 2018:

u can't #ballondor pic.twitter.com/qKJ3LEFkb8

— ⚡ (@mbappemessi10) November 30, 2018

Luka Modrić is me when the teachers force me to sit on the first bench. And Griezmann is the clown with 100% attendance.#BallonDor pic.twitter.com/5UAJebZsoV

— Eon KId (@Neoismo) December 3, 2018

#BallonDor
How people that don't understand French be looking at the presenter pic.twitter.com/aa3dlbCqSd

— Circumcised Goliath (@bodunde_xx) December 3, 2018

Africa :No one is better than us in terms of corruption

Ballon Dor :Hold my football#BallonDor pic.twitter.com/rAEYEA3JjP

— King Bato (@Bato325) December 3, 2018

This award has lost its meaning #BallonDor pic.twitter.com/wWLqBiHzBG

— Patrick Patrick's (@PatricPatricks) December 3, 2018

Huge congratulations to Luka Modric for winning the 2018 Ballon d’Or.. 👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/z0Y40mBqgS

— FootballFunnys (@FootballFunnnys) December 3, 2018

In a night where Messi and Ronaldo were eclipsed for the first time since 2008, and the first ever women's Ballon D'or was awarded, there was one man that knew no matter what it was going to be his night. Take a bow Martin Solveig. #BallonDor pic.twitter.com/RHC4t2Vd2c

— Thomas (@TWellsyyy) December 3, 2018

Is Sepp Blatter writing the lines?

— Gedle M. Ferede (@GedleFerede) December 3, 2018

The MaN behind all thIs shit #BallonDor pic.twitter.com/dtEBm9UBXa

— MKamohelo (@Kamohelo_14) December 3, 2018

Me trying to understand how the fuck Modric won the balloon dor
This is Fucko #BallonDor pic.twitter.com/bnVGOV27dq

— Huey P Newton. (@Mapoma_Mataka) December 3, 2018

#Messi : I don’t give a sh** #BallonDor pic.twitter.com/Sp1ZKfVSOP

— Amaal (@AmaalsHopes) December 3, 2018

And then there is another player from Stamford Bridge who is better than Messi and Ronaldo, where did he finish #BallonDor pic.twitter.com/wfcrtdkq6b

— DASIAGO (@LarryDasiago) December 3, 2018

Surely Harry Kane should have won #BallonDor
1. Now knows his ABC’s
2. Can tie his shoelaces
3. No longer dribbles in his dinner
4. Knows the difference between Red and White

Guys been robbed 🤷🏼‍♀️ how Un42nate

— ꓄ꂦꈤꀤ (@gooner_toni) December 3, 2018

You did it Fella 👏👏 congrats #ballondor pic.twitter.com/S5BvK9Ljew

— Błażejkos Fujiwara (@ziml4r) December 3, 2018

So deserved no one else even came close #BallonDor 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/cov68bnaCA

— Zweniel🍟@BikingW/Kante (@ZwebackHD) December 3, 2018

I’d like to formally apologise to 2010 Iniesta & Sneijder for getting robbed of the #BallonDor 🙃

— Fabian Smith-Vargas (@fabiansmithvar1) December 3, 2018

One evening explained in two pictures #BallonDor pic.twitter.com/nc0ZmzPhE0

— sic🇳🇱 (@realftmadrid) December 3, 2018

Congratulations to #Modric for winning the #BallonDor2018 pic.twitter.com/5KdBDJu62L

— Kam (@KamranFCB) December 3, 2018

Should’ve got Modric to windmill his dick as well because #equality https://t.co/5mQlaR83y4

— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) December 3, 2018

La page Wikipedia de Martin Solveig

(en référence à : https://t.co/XXTqWEjqoE) pic.twitter.com/9txXUaVays

— Paul Guyonnet (@Pauluskupa) December 3, 2018

France Football giving the #BalonDOr to Modric instead of Messi or Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/WLxMo9Ze5y

— Keelium Lagan (@KeeliumL) December 3, 2018

So Neymar decided to stay at home to play Call Of Duty than attend the #BallonDor ceremony.

If I had seen that I ended up 12th via a leaked result, I would have stayed home to play games too.

— Iseunife The First (@Shawnife_) December 3, 2018

What is Art? This is Art#BallondOr pic.twitter.com/GIRYI1OiCo

— KroosT8 (@KroosT8) December 3, 2018

Can't believe Hegerberg did this to Martin Solveig after he asked her to twerk at the #ballondor ceremony pic.twitter.com/ov7JwHm3sZ

— Steve Voght (@voght) December 3, 2018

Luka Modric went from one of the most underrated players in the world to one of the most overrated players in the world in just a few months.

— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) December 3, 2018

How am I going to explain it to my kids that Modric won Ballon d'or and Iniesta diddn't?#ballondor

— Christopher (@Samuel14122417) December 3, 2018

Humans on this earth that believes Modric deserved to win looks like this pic.twitter.com/6lUPMCMzRK

— Mr.Realiable and 239 others (@Number1_Cuck) December 3, 2018

Tumblr is not number 1 even here lmao weak ass hoe (also what's modric) pic.twitter.com/g2WttL1trf

— laststandofdeadman (@Maricorreialol) December 3, 2018

Now apologise for the jacket.

— Phil Harris (@kingswell) December 3, 2018

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