Lionel Messi received a vote in US presidential election

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Donald Trump is the new president of the United States.

The Republican candidate beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th US president in what will be remembered as one of the most controversial elections in history.

Footballers around the world have voiced their opinions on Trump’s triumph, and the general consensus is pretty negative.

"Wtf.. Let's put all the idiots around the world in power and see what happens,” Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany tweeted. “Next gen reality TV.”

Meanwhile, Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen said: “Would love to speak to someone who's actually pro Trump to see what's going on in their head but I just can't find them…”

We’re not to know the impact of Trump’s tenure until it begins. But to say the forecast is gloomy would be an understatement.

Thousands of wasted votes

Millions of Americans voted in the election, while some felt too disappointed in the quality of either candidate to go to the polls.

To highlight just how seriously Trump and Clinton were taken, 11,000 people apparently voted for Harambe, the dead gorilla.

It beggars belief.

Even Leo Messi got a vote

Harambe wasn’t the only non-candidate to receive a vote. No, for one comedian decided to vote for Lionel Messi.

Think about it. He woke up, went to a polling booth and wrote down the name of a professional footballer.

Not only was Messi not under consideration, but he’s Argentinian, and thus exempt from becoming president of the United States.

Check out the voting slip.

Ballon d'Or

There’s only one type of vote that Messi longs for - in the Ballon d’Or race.

The Barcelona star is currently second favourite to win the 2016 award, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, but if he continues to produce scintillating performances such as the one against Sevilla on Sunday, he stands a chance of claiming a sixth title next January.

Who will win the 2016 Ballon d'Or? Let us know in the comments section below!

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