Cristiano Ronaldo ended Lionel Messi’s streak of four (three since the award merged with FIFA Player of the Year) straight Ballon d’Or awards by winning the honor at the FIFA Awards in Switzerland on Monday night. Ronaldo, who finished second the past two years and won it in 2009, was extremely emotional upon winning the award and even cried.
Ronaldo was a very deserving winner, but what we’d like to focus on is how his victory led to a fantastic photoshop picture. Not only did Ronaldo take the award from Messi, but he also took the Argentine’s girl, Antonella Roccuzzo, who’s seen sitting on the Portuguese star’s lap in the picture.
Is that not the best photoshop picture you’ve seen? It makes Messi look like the saddest person ever. He’s sitting all by himself wondering how he lost his girlfriend and his award. Suddenly that bright red suit doesn’t look so snazzy anymore, huh?
Alright, so enough fun with that one. Here’s what the original photo looks like:
Did anyone spot Kolo at the Ballon d'Or ceremony? pic.twitter.com/vvMdLqwoxY
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OK, so Messi still looks bewildered in that photo. I’ll admit that.
Photo via BBC Sporf