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Gerard Pique’s latest tweet about the Ballon d’Or has angered Cristiano Ronaldo fans.

Gerard Pique’s tweet about the Ballon d’Or has angered Cristiano Ronaldo fans

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Gerard Pique knows exactly how to rile Real Madrid supporters and often struggles to resist the temptation to do so.

The world-class central defender is acutely aware that a sly dig at Los Blancos or one of their via the press, or a cheeky tweet, will make headlines in Spain.

But he also knows that every comment, every tweet, further endears him to the Barcelona supporters - some of whom already want the World Cup winner to become the club’s president in the future.

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Pique was at it again after Barça’s 2-1 victory over Sevilla on Sunday evening.

Lionel Messi had just produced a magnificent individual performance - arguably one of the best of his glittering career, he was that good - and this led Pique to tweet a somewhat controversial opinion about the Ballon d’Or.

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Messi 5-3 Cristiano

Messi has won the prestigious individual accolade on five occasions since 2009.

In 2013 and 2014 he was beaten by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo but still finished in second position.

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Ronaldo, however, is expected to win the Ballon d’Or for the fourth time in his career over the coming weeks after winning the Champions League with Madrid and the European Championships with Portugal.

Pique: Messi should have won every Ballon d'Or since 2009

But Pique believes that if the Ballon d’Or were based solely on talent and performances, Ronaldo wouldn’t have won the accolade again after first securing it while playing for Manchester United in 2008.

"If the Ballon d'Or were given to the best player in the world," Pique tweeted, per Goal, ”Leo would have won it every year since 2009. He's on another level."

Pique’s tweet has been retweeted over 51,000 times and has received the same number of ‘likes’.

There are also thousands of comments made up of amused Barcelona supporters and angry Real Madrid/Cristiano Ronaldo fans.

Ronaldo might save his response for a few weeks...

Ronaldo hasn’t yet issued a response to his former United teammates’ tweet. There’s a chance he’ll save his reply for when he wins the Ballon d’Or, all going to plan, in a couple of months time.

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La Liga
Gerard Pique
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Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Ballon d'Or
Barcelona
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