Lionel Messi Wins Eighth Ballon d’Or Award

Lionel Messi has won the Men’s Ballon d’Or for an eighth time, a record-extending achievement. The 36-year-old was recognized at the ceremony in Paris after helping his country win the World Cup in Qatar last year.

Messi won the award ahead of Manchester City forward Erling Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. He is now the only player to have won the Ballon d’Or more than seven times.

“It’s nice to be here once more to enjoy this moment,” Messi said. “To be able to win the World Cup and achieve my dream.

He continued;

“All of them [Ballon d’Or awards] are special for different reasons.”

He has now won three more Ballon d’Or awards than anyone else, with Cristiano Ronaldo having won it five times, most recently in 2017.

Messi’s eighth Ballon d’Or award is a testament to his incredible career. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, and he continues to perform at a high level despite his age.

Larry Madowo: Too many people asked me if I had weed or wanted some

Larry Madowo is offended because he has been mistaken for a drug peddler and a drug user. The NTV anchor says his skin color is the reason why people think he’s into drugs.

Larry Madowo is enjoying his vacation in different countries in Europe. He recently traveled to Spain to watch Michael Olunga and Lionel Messi in action.

“‪Good morning from Girona ?? I’m here to watch @ogadaolunga’s team take on Getafe,” wrote Larry Madowo when he was in Girona.

Larry Madowo and Michael Olunga in Girona before the clash

Larry watched Olunga’s team Girona take on Getafe before he caught a train to Barcelona to watch Barca play against Deportivo La Coruña at Camp Nou.

‪”Watching Messi live for the first time, from the nosebleed seats. Camp Nou is only half full though ‬#wanderlust #goeverywhere #doeverything #spain,” wrote Larry when he was in Barcelona.

Larry Madowo chilling at Camp Nou during Barcelona’s game against Deportivo La Coruña

Europeans have preconceived notions about black people

Larry Madowo says multiple people in Barcelona asked him whether he wanted weed or selling some. Larry was mistaken for a drug peddler/user because he is black and was also wearing a hood. Madowo also had unshaven chins and cheeks that gave the impression of a drug dealer.

Larry Madowo in the streets of Barcelona

“Too many people asked me if I had weed, or wanted some. I come here every time I’m in Barcelona because it’s busy and beautiful but I don’t remember this ever happening before. That is one ugly side of being black in Europe #wanderlust #goeverywhere #doeverything,” wrote Larry Madowo.