The best Lionel Messi jokes and tweets after Golden Ball award

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The best Lionel Messi jokes and tweets in the wake of his controversial Golden Ball award are brought to you in association with Adidas – or so it would seem.

The Argentina forward topped his own underwhelming World Cup with defeat to Germany in last night’s final, immediately after which he was presented with the trophy reserved for whosoever is judged to be the tournament’s best player.

Messi remained ashen-faced even while clutching his gong, gutted to have lost the World Cup final in extra time and quite possibly feeling sheepish about being named as the outstanding player of Brazil 2014.

As ever, Twitter’s best Lionel Messi jokes and tweets were worth collating – for starters, the following people just flat-out disagreed with the Fifa panel’s widely disputed decision to single out the Barcelona star…

Lionel Messi awarded the Golden Ball for the player of the World Cup, the judging panel know their stuff. pic.twitter.com/XdvIRIQLqd

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 14, 2014

As much as we love you, Lionel Messi, you getting the Golden Ball is like Barack Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize. Both meaningless.

— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) July 13, 2014

"Did Messi deserve the Golden Ball?" https://t.co/N3BtD5KsMf

— Sweeper Keeper (@SweeperGK) July 13, 2014

if messi deserves golden ball,then suarez deserves fair play award!! #fact

— No one (@Shahriar_LFC) July 14, 2014

Further to the above…

Messi – Golden ball. Rodriguez – Golden boot. Neuer – Golden glove. Suarez – Golden teeth.

— Uncle Saka (@Saka_Stic) July 13, 2014

Arf! Anyway, Messi also had his fair share of support…

Maybe Messi won the Golden Ball because of this? pic.twitter.com/3Q2M9HKwWi

— Raheem (@LinkUpPlay) July 14, 2014

For those of you who don't know how Messi's Golden ball came about. Please enlighten yourself. Cheers. pic.twitter.com/yyOGNSoRF9

— Gabriel Esu (@gabesu) July 13, 2014

But, as noted by Match of the Day 2 presenter and erstwhile John Lennon assassin Mark Chapman, the Golden Ball is sponsored by the very same multinational corporation that manufactures Messi’s boots…

@FIFAWorldCup: BREAKING – @adidas GOLDEN BALL: Lionel Messi wins the @adidas Golden Ball" > He also wears Adidas boots.

— Mark Chapman (@markchapman) July 13, 2014

Hmm. Back to Paddy Power…

EXCLUSIVE PIC: The voting behind Messi’s Player of the Tournament victory. #BrazilNuts pic.twitter.com/zRzChp5lBS

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 14, 2014


BREAKING: Lionel Messi Golden Ball award sparks sarcasm frenzy