The inevitable reaction to Jamie Vardy being named among the 10 best players in the world
Jamie Vardy has finished in eight place in the vote for the Ballon d'Or, which will surely be another scene in Jamie Vardy: The Movie.
Or maybe not.
Still though, it's nice to be recognised for your achievements and the accolade caps off what has been an incredible year for the Leicester City striker. He scored 24 goals as the Foxes won the Premier League title, and we're also pretty sure he's the only player on the list who used to mix Skittles and vodka.
Jamie Vardy's having a party and it includes every colour of the rainbow https://t.co/0QoRRzh3xN
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) September 28, 2016
The Ballon d'Or is awarded by magazine France Football, and they ranked Vardy higher than players such as Paul Pogba, Luka Modric and Robert Lewandowski. Cristiano Ronaldo won the award.
Considering Vardy was playing non-league football four years ago, it's a nice personal accolade for him. Besides, such lists shouldn't be taken too serious, after all, football's a team game.
However, a lot of people on social media reacted with shock that the 29-year-old striker featured higher than some of the game's most famous players.
His Leicester teammate Riyad Mahrez ranked a place above him in seventh.
Final ranking of Ballon d'Or France Football 2016 :
JAMIE VARDY #ballondor pic.twitter.com/5fMLPuoR3k
— Ballon d'Or #ballondor (@francefootball) December 12, 2016
— Manu Imorou (@Manuimorou) December 12, 2016
Bold claims were made.
My grandmother without legs is better than Vardy
— Dᴀʟʟᴀs (@SrDallas_RM) December 12, 2016
Some were outraged.
Battle lines were drawn.
The game's gone.
this award has 0 credibility now
— ¥ (@IconicRibery) December 12, 2016
— Pat ▪️▫️▪️ (@patrs1899) December 12, 2016
— Mariam 🇦🇷 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@FCBMariam_) December 12, 2016
8th? Just goes to show how corrupt football is. Bet that Messy will win again 😪😪
— tom pawley (@tom_pawley) December 12, 2016
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