It was supposed to be a “Golden Shirt”. Well neither is it gold, nor does it remotely resemble anything close to a shirt. The UEFA Best European Player 2011 trophy looks like something Platini designed on his own in his spare time in the basement. Blindfolded. And Leo Messi is the first recipient of this grotesque contraption.
After winning another prestigious award, next only to the Goal.com top 50 players, Leo Messi gave a short speech in which he thanked his team mates for helping him win the award. He also promised he would store the award in his house (even if under the bed) just like the others, and thanked Mourinho for being the source of ceaseless motivation. Okay, we made the last line up, but you get the gist.