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Messi collected his eighth Ballon d'Or on Monday night after winning the World Cup with Argentina and Ligue 1 with PSG.
He beat off stiff competition from 52-goal man Haaland, who won the Treble with Manchester City and scored the most goals in a Premier League season ever.
'It's disgraceful! Of course it's disgraceful,' the pundit raged on "RMC Sport show Rothen s'enflamme ('Rothen catches fire').
Jerome Rothen ripped into Lionel Messi on his RMC Sport show, saying it was 'disgraceful' that he had won the Ballon d'Or
Messi picked up his eighth Ballon d'Or after winning the World Cup in 2022 with Argentina
Erling Haaland fired Manchester City to the Treble with 52 goals and Rothen sees him as the deserving winner
'As far as I'm concerned, it should have gone to Haaland. From August 2022 to June 2023, what criteria lead us to say that Leo Messi is above the others? There's hardly any criterion where he's number one.