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Luka Modric slams Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for their Ballon dOr snub

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This is the first time Modric has ever won the Ballon dOr (Picture: Getty)

Luka Modric has slammed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for not attending this years Ballon dOr ceremony.

Modric ended the pairs 10-year reign of winning the award, dating back to when Cristiano Ronaldo first picked up the accolade in 2008.

The Croatian followed a superb Champions League-winning season with Real Madrid to help his nation reach a World Cup final, which helped him secure the prestigious award with Ronaldo finishing second and Antoine Griezmann third.

However, when the Croatian picked up the Ballon dOr earlier this month in Paris, neither one of Ronaldo or Messi were present which has annoyed Modric.

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I cannot say why someone did not attend – thats their choice, Modric told Sportske Novosti. That is logical, is it not?

It turns out these choice and trophies only have value when they [Ronaldo and Messi] get them. It is not fair to their playing colleagues, or to the voters who have nominated them for the past 10 years – nor for football or supporters.”

But I repeat, everyone behaves the way they think they need to.

While Modric announced his disappointment at Ronaldo and Messi for choosing to avoid the award ceremony, he admitted that they both are still the best two players in the world.

Modric joined Madrid from Spurs (Picture: Getty)

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Here we are talking about seasonal performance, Modric added. And it probably means that all the coaches, players, football legends and journalists have voted the same.

Or are they all mistaken at the same time?

If we vote on the quality of the player, then the only thing left is to distribute all the trophies for Messi and Ronaldo as long as they are actively playing and to abandon any vote.

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