FIFA The Best Awards: Fans react to Messi’s exclusion from final 3-man short-list

It been ten years coming but the Mess/Ronaldo duopoly seems to be coming to an end finally. However, though Ronaldo have managed to remain relevant in this year’s award season, Barcelona star and Argentina captain, Lionel Messi has seen his star fade and he has been excluded from the FIFA wards.

His exclusion may not be unconnected to the dismal performance of his National team at the FIFA World Cup this year despite having a fairly successful season with Barcelona last term.

His exclusion from the FIFA awards which came just weeks after he suffered the same fate at the UEFA awards, though came as a shock to some, was no surprise to many.

This led fans to express their opinion on twitter and other social network. We examine some of the reaction below…