Casillas Slams Fifa’s The Best Award After Messi’s Win: “Not Doing Things Fairly”

Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has taken aim at Fifa’s The Best award after Lionel Messi clinched the prestigious prize for the third time.

Despite finishing level on points with Erling Haaland, Messi secured the award based on more captain votes.

Casillas, expressing his dissatisfaction, criticized the fairness of the process and suggested an alternative name for the accolade.

Casillas Critique

In a tweet, Casillas expressed his discontent with the award organizers, stating, “You create some nice prizes and you are taking them away by not doing things fairly. ‘The Smile’ more like. Anyway, goodnight!”

The former Real Madrid goalkeeper questioned the fairness of the voting system and hinted at the need for a more just evaluation of players’ performances.

Iker Casillas had some things to say about Messi's win

Iker Casillas had some things to say about Messi’s win

Casillas sentiments resonated with fans who largely agreed with his critique, accusing Fifa of “rigging” the award.

Casillas was not happy about Messi's win to say the least.

Casillas was not happy about Messi’s win to say the least.

Many expressed their disappointment with the outcome, questioning how Messi, despite his achievements, could edge out players like Haaland, who had an exceptional year with Manchester City.

Fan Reactions

Several fans took to social media to voice their discontent with comments such as:

“Messi rigged another trophy, what a surprise,” and “Haaland robbed.”

The debate sparked discussions on whether the award truly reflects the performances of players throughout the year, with some arguing that it seems biased in favor of certain individuals.

Erling Haaland had an outstanding year, scoring 50 goals and playing a pivotal role in Manchester City’s historic Treble.

Despite these accomplishments, the close result in The Best award voting left fans questioning the transparency and fairness of the process.

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