A Portuguese bus driver has enforced Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the world, ahead of his long time rival, Lionel Messi.
Recall that the Argentina and Paris Saint Germain star recently won a controversial seventh Ballon d'Or, extending his lead over Ronaldo by two.
However, in a hilarious video that surfaced on social media, the bus driver declared that his statement is the new law in Portugal.
Speaking further to the surprise of his passengers, he noted that the law is crucial to their survival in the European country.
"You have to respect this law if you want to survive in Portugal. Believe me, If you don't agree with me you have two doors at your right.
"And the law is simple - Cristiano Ronaldo is the best football player in the world! Everybody agrees with me?" he asked his passengers who at this point could no longer hold their laughter.
"Yes," they all echoed as they cheered the hilarious bus driver before they embarked on their journey.
"Thanks, everybody, have a nice trip!" he replied, this time with a smile on his face.
Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, Messi's seventh Ballon d'Or has come with a lot of criticism of the award organisers across the globe as many footballers(present and retired) and fans feel he didn't deserve the award.
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski who has been in blistering form since 2020 when he was denied an obvious Ballon d'Or by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the organisers, appeared to be preferred by a lot of people over Messi.
Recall that while receiving the award, Messi admitted that the Polish star deserved the gong in 2020 when the event was cancelled.
He noted that he wished France Football would give him a retrospective trophy to mark his achievement, according to 90 MIN.
Although Messi's comments didn't appeal to some footballers and fans, Lewandowski caused more stir during an interview with a Polish TV broadcaster.
"I would like it [Messi's statement] to be a sincere and courteous statement from a great player and not just empty words," Lewandowski said.
The Bayern Munich striker has since cleared the air in a fresh statement released to kicker, claiming he was wrongly interpreted.
"My statement, which I made in an interview with a Polish TV broadcaster, is currently being misinterpreted," he said. "I never wanted to say that Lionel Messi's words were not sincere or serious.
"On the contrary, I was very touched and delighted by Lionel Messi's speech at the event in Paris, in which he expressed that, in his opinion, I deserved the Ballon d'Or 2020. I just wanted to express my statement that I would of course be very happy if Messi's words would be heard.
"I respect and appreciate Lionel Messi beyond measure and once again congratulate him on winning the Ballon d'Or 2021."
See the top 10 final ranking below:
10th - Gianluigi Donnarumma
9th - Kylian Mbappe
8th - Kevin de Bruyne
7th - Mohamed Salah
6th - Cristiano Ronaldo
5th - N'Golo Kante
4th - Karim Benzema
3rd - Jorginho
2nd - Robert Lewandowski
1st - Lionel Messi