Seven memes mocking Messi’s red suit fail

The Argentinian superstar may have lost out to arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo in Monday's Fifa Ballon d'Or awards, but it was his bright burgundy suit that got all the attention in the world's social media.

Seven memes mocking Messi's red suit fail
Has Messi lost his mojo after last night's suit fail? Photo:Twitter

Lionel Messi is starting to make it a habit to turn up to 'black tie' events wearing outlandish outfits that don't fit his 'good boy' image.

Monday night's Fifa Ballon d’Or awards in Zurich saw the Barça star outshine (literally) all other guest footballers and managers thanks to his shiny burgundy Dolce & Gabbana three-piece suit.

As soon as the ceremony was over, there were as many parodies of him popping up on Twitter and Facebook as there were imaged of a teary Ronaldo collecting his trophy.


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‘Diego is eternal’: Messi pays tribute to Maradona

Lionel Messi paid tribute to Diego Maradona on Wednesday by calling him "eternal" after his fellow Argentine died of a heart attack.

'Diego is eternal': Messi pays tribute to Maradona
Diego Maradona hugs Lionel Messi after 2010 World Cup quarter final Argentina vs Germany. Photo: AFP

“A very sad day for all Argentines and football,” Messi wrote on Instagram. “He has left us but he will never leave us because Diego is eternal. I will keep all the beautiful moments that I lived with him and would like to send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP.”






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Messi and Maradona have often been compared in the debate about who was the greatest footballer of all time.

Both players are icons in Argentina and have been likened to each other due to their global status, dribbling style and famous number 10 shirts.    

Maradona was also Messi's coach during his brief time in charge of the national team, which included Argentina being thrashed by Germany in the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals.

A banner held up during 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 25, 2014. Photo: AFP


Maradona spent two years at Barcelona, where Messi is now captain and the club's all-time top scorer, although Maradona's greatest years were spent with Napoli in Italy.

Asked about Maradona in 2010, Messi said: “Even if I played for a million years, I'd never come close to Maradona. Not that I'd want to anyway. He's the greatest there's ever been.”