Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall has commented on a statistic involving the Women’s Ballon d’Or winner Megan Rapinoe.
Rapinoe was announced as the winner of the Ballon d’Or on Monday evening after beating the likes of Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan to the much coveted award.
The United States international captain won the Golden Ball and the World Cup earlier this summer and whilst many fans of the game believed she deserved the award – some have countered the success.
A recent statistic that has appeared on Twitter has gained much attention with @DavidMRotenberg tweeting on Tuesday morning.
She played a total of 6 games for her club in 2019….6 games..let that sink in. She then scored 3 penalties from the 6 goals she scored in the 5 matches she played at the World Cup
Bronze and Lavelle have been absolutely robbed from this political award https://t.co/K2oKTes25m
— Depressed Milan Fan (@DavidMRotenberg) December 2, 2019
Worrall, who has been impressing for Forest this season and played a huge part in the fourth placed standing in the Championship – tweeted his own view on the statistic.
Thousands of retweets and likes on the post has seen many fans comment, whilst Worrall has also given his opinion.
If true, this is quite remarkable. https://t.co/cpbb4LjBaa
— Joe Worrall (@JoeWorrall5) December 3, 2019
Whilst Rapinoe won the Women’s Ballon d’Or, Barcelona and Argentine forward Lionel Messi was crowned the Men’s winner for a record sixth time.
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I have to agree with the comments made by fans. Six games for your club can not be judged on surely and it does seem that Rapinoe’s political and outspoken remarks following the World Cup, may have played a part in the voting.
You have to feel sorry for Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan, who arguably played to the same level at the World Cup as Rapinoe.