Ballon D’oh: FIFA Website Appears To Accidentally Leak 2015 Ballon d’Or Winners

Chris Wright

6th, January 2016

5 Comments

Not that it’s a massive spoiler, but it would appear that the official FIFA website have accidentally leaked the 2015 Ballon d’Or winners almost a week prior to the glitzy award gala in Zurich on 11 January.

An article briefly appeared on FIFA.com that named Lionel Messi as the winner of the 2015 Ballon d’or and Germany striker Celia Sasic as the winner of the women’s equivalent.

The article was swiftly removed but, quick as a flash, the Daily Mail managed to nab a screenshot before it vanished into the ether…

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Image: FIFA.com

Not exactly the biggest administrative transgression in recent FIFA history, but still a fairly significant cock-up in its own right.

Mighty slick operation they’re running.

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  1. tell_it_like_it_is says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! they give awards for female football do they?!?!? well colour me surprised – it really is political correctness gone mad!! I’ve shit out a better subutio match than I’ve seen women play. They should stick to what they’re good at: sucking lovelength of some idiot on £100k a week so they can be “instagram famous” as a “celebrity WAG”. (women trying to do sport, whatever next?!)

  2. Jessica says:

    FFS, FIFA!! Get yo shit together!!

  3. P says:

    @tell_it_like_it_is :

    If you’ve never seen women play decent football – maybe you’ve been too busy watching C. Ronaldo highlight videos to have noticed – you should try it sometime. They’re a damn sight better than you that’s for sure.

    Yes, the men’s side of the game will ultimately always be played at a higher level due to sheer biology, but to suggest that female players don’t deserve the same plaudits for their accomplishments is asinine.

    Political correctness gone mad isn’t women playing football as a profession and being awarded for doing so. Political correctness gone mad is idiots like you retaining their freedom of speech.

    Too bad Sepp Blatter is out of a job, maybe you could have sucked his lovelength and gotten Instagram famous…

    • bob says:

      zzzzzzz……. spoken like a man who truly needs to convince himself of sporting equality or his girlfriend/mailorder wont ever give him a quick handjob before work ever agin. (heaven forbid anyone should disagree with “P” or you’ll never be entitled to free speech again – how is that game between Uganda and Mongolia going again, I cant seem to find any video highlights on youtube… plenty of Ronaldo though).

      • P says:

        not seeing the correlation between sports and sex here but ok. and you can’ find uganda v. mongolia on youtube because they play in different confederations and have subpar teams.

        not really seeing your point bob. sorry.

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