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Mo Salah at the FIFA Best awards.

Football fans discover yet another huge issue with Mo Salah's Puskas winning goal

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Football fans are still adjusting to the fallout from Monday night's FIFA Best awards ceremony.

A number of things from the presentation in London have got fans talking, with the FIFA World XI one of the most prominent.

Paris Saint-Germain's Dani Alves somehow got into the team once again, while the likes of Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne missed out.

Eden Hazard and Kylian Mbappe were selected ahead of the two players who contested the PFA Player of the Year award in 2017/18.

Salah's omission was even more bizarre given he was in the top three for the FIFA Best Player award, which Luka Modric eventually won.

But the Egyptian did scoop one award on the night, with his Merseyside derby goal from December somehow winning the Ferenc Puskas award.

While the strike against Everton was very good, it was nowhere near the level of Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo's Champions League bicycle kicks.

And football fans have discovered perhaps the most obvious reason yet as to why the Liverpool superstar's effort should have been nowhere near the winning podium.

Salah gives his speech

That's because Salah's December effort didn't even with the Premier League Goal of the Month, Jermain Defoe's effort vs Crystal Palace did.

VIDEO: DEFOE'S WONDER-GOAL

So if Salah's goal wasn't even the finest strike of the month in a single country, how can it be the finest goal of the year?

Needless to say, football fans have been stressing the point on Twitter.

FANS REACT

It just seems utterly bizarre, with Salah himself scoring far better goals throughout his record-breaking season.

His solo effort against Tottenham during the 2-2 draw at Anfield was far more deserving of a nomination.

The onus is now on FIFA to alter the way in which the award is voted for. Clearly, a fan vote cannot be trusted any longer.

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