Register Login Scores

Messi & Ronaldo Slammed For Awards Snub

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and longstanding rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who both failed to attend the recent FIFA awards gala, have been slammed for their no-show.

Read: Reports: Why Ronaldo & Messi Didn't Attend FIFA Awards

The superstar duo's 10-year reign at the FIFA awards ended after Luka Modric was named The Best Men's Player of the Year on Monday.

However, both Messi and Ronaldo, who had shared the main award over the past 10 years, did not attend the gala evening in London, with the Argentine citing last-minute "personal reasons" while the Portuguese reportedly could not make it due to his hectic schedule.

The two superstars' no-show has since outraged many in the football world, and former Los Blancos and England coach Fabio Capello has voiced his concerns.

"Ronaldo and Messi's absence is disrespectful to their fellow players, to FIFA and to the football world," he told Television Española after the ceremony.

"Maybe they've won too much and have (too great) a dislike of losing. In life, you have to know how to win and lose."

Modric lifted The Best award ahead of Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah, while Messi finished in fifth place, behind Kylian Mbappe.

Read: FIFA Announce 2018 World Team Of The Year, Salah Snubbed

The Croatian has now been named UEFA's Player of the Year and FIFA's The Best Men's Player of 2018, and it remains to be seen whether or not he will be able to complete his awards hat-trick with the Ballon d’Or, the winner of which will be announced in December.

Do you think Messi and Ronaldo's FIFA awards snub was disrespectful? Have your say in the comments section below.

nextarticle

Barca Boss Comments On Messi Not Winning FIFA's The Best Award

6 comments

Top 5

Bucs Youngsters Get Revenge In Soweto Derby

165 Nov 16, 2019 05:54 PM in MultiChoice Diski Challenge

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

8 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Two Buccaneers On Suspension Tightrope

43 Nov 12, 2019 08:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo Facing Two-Year Ban?

70 Nov 12, 2019 07:39 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Watch: Onyango's Howler As Sundowns' Struggles Continue

27 Nov 11, 2019 04:33 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

8 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Only Player Messi Asked To Swap Shirts With

8 Nov 17, 2019 02:34 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Ofori Leads List Of 6 Potential Chiefs Targets?

63 Nov 15, 2019 06:15 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Breaking: PSL Issues Harsh Sanction On Makola

216 Nov 15, 2019 12:16 PM in PSL

Starting XI: Ghana v Bafana

117 Nov 14, 2019 06:24 PM in Bafana

Middendorp: The Trophy Belongs To Sundowns

88 Nov 12, 2019 09:16 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Inside Bafana Camp As They Prepare For Ghana

16 Nov 11, 2019 09:17 PM in Bafana

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Heartwarming Scenes As Mothiba Gives Fan Special Gift

5 Nov 12, 2019 10:00 AM in Players Abroad