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13th Jan 2014

Pic: Is this really what Lionel Messi will wear to the Ballon d’Or ceremony?

Ah Jaysus.

Tony Cuddihy

Not pictured: Willy Wonka’s top-hat

Say it isn’t so, Leo, please say it isn’t so.

The Barcelona magician has posted a picture of this burgundy monstrosity to his Facebook page, and he’s threatening to unleash it on the world in just a few short hours.


Of the 2,567 comments posted just nine minutes after the picture went up, roughly 93% translate into a Nelson Muntz-esque. “ha hahhh!”

Update! We have a picture of the man himself at the ceremony – he’s in some good company, according to the @beINSPORTSUSA Twitter account.