Football fans are urging Erling Haaland to boycott the Ballon d’Or ceremony if Lionel Messi wins the award.
The shortlist for the prestigious award was recently released, and while Cristiano Ronaldo was not included for the first time in 20 years, Messi is considered a favorite to win his eighth Ballon d’Or.
However, supporters of Haaland argue that the Norwegian striker deserves the award more, citing his impressive goal-scoring record and his achievements with Manchester City.
Former Chelsea and Scotland midfielder Craig Burley even suggested that Haaland should never attend another Ballon d’Or ceremony if he loses to Messi.
The debate highlights the subjective nature of awards and the passionate opinions of football fans.
This article was updated 3 weeks ago