The Ballon D’Or may be the footballing equivalent of the Eurovision Song Contest, but it seems it means an awful lot to a number of Manchester United fans, who are furious to have seen one of their stars missing from the 30-man shortlist.
France Football released the names of the 30 contenders for the award yesterday and it featured eight names from the Premier League – but Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was not one of them.
On the list, though, is Tottenham stopper Hugo Lloris and, despite De Gea achieving next to nothing this year whilst Lloris was a finalist in the European Championship with France, United fans have been quick to voice their belief that their man is better than Spurs’ ‘keeper.
It is all pretty meaningless, though, as it’s obvious that neither would actually win the award anyway, but that hasn’t stopped United fans from taking to Twitter and angrily ranting – whilst Spurs supporters have pointed out some fairly conclusive arguments that suggest why the decision went in the favour of their captain.
David De Gea didn't make the 30 man shortlist for Ballon D'Or, but Hugo Lloris did.
Explain. (50 Marks) ????☕️
— k (@ibramillio10) October 25, 2016
Balon d'or organisers are so dumb……so Lloris is a better goalkeeper than David De Gea??or even the overrated Manuel Neuer?
— Pete Scott MUFC (@Pitaskalez) October 25, 2016
Lloris has conceded 3 goals all season, De Gea conceded 4 goals yesterday. There's your answer lmao
— Simply (@DemPele) October 24, 2016
Ballon Dor Nominees: Hugo Lloris✅ David De Gea ❌ Doesn't make sense
— Jonathan Kemp (@JonathanKemp17) October 25, 2016
David De Gea doesn't make Ballon D or shortlist but Lloris is there smh….
— Smart (@Smarticle_10111) October 25, 2016
Hugo Lloris nominated for the Ballon D'Or but David De Gea isn't?? How's that even possible? Like…honestly.
— Winny Da Bish (@MximYesess) October 25, 2016
How did Lloris get in ahead of Cech and De Gea??
— Mogire. (@P_OkwonkwoH) October 25, 2016
De Gea is any day better than Hugo Lloris! He deserves to be in the 30 man shortlisted for the Ballon D'or!
— Kevin Zatakia (@KevinZatakia) October 25, 2016