Antoine Griezmann is slammed for his UEFA ceremony outfit

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Antoine Griezmann may not have won Europe's Best Player award on Thursday night but he certainly grabbed a few headlines for his outfit.

The Atletico Madrid forward was pipped to the prize by Cristiano Ronaldo which was awarded after the Champions League group stages were drawn in Monaco.

Every year there's usually one player who chooses to be a bit more eccentric than most with what they wear and this time it was definitely Griezmann who stole the show.

Stood in between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale on stage as the results were announced, the Frenchman really caught the eye with his short trousers and casual trainers combination.

Both Ronaldo and Bale played safe with a suit, tie and trousers but Griezmann skipped the tie and went for a more informal appearance.

Unsurprisingly, it caused quite the debate on social media but the general consensus was that the 25-year-old had made a very bad decision.

Some even joked that he had lost the award based on his outfit alone. Here are some of the best tweets:

Nevertheless, Griezmann couldn't top the evening off by taking home the prestigious trophy and was beaten by the Real Madrid superstar.

Ronaldo was the heavy favourite for the award after enjoying a particularly successful summer.

He rounded off the domestic season with a Champions League victory against Griezmann's Atletico and followed it up with triumph on the international stage as Portugal beat France in the final of Euro 2016.

After winning the award, Ronaldo said: "It’s a great honour and thanks to the journalists for voting for me!

"My team-mates are the key - they are the key every year. I work hard myself but without the help of my teammates this would not be possible."

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