“Absolute Disgrace” – Despite Playing 4 Games, Lionel Messi’s Nomination for MLS MVP Leaves Fans Shocked

Published 10/06/2023, 12:04 AM EDT

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This year, the MLS witnessed the arrival of a standout player, Lionel Messi. The presence of the Argentinian superstar captivated fans across the globe. Despite joining Inter Miami midseason, he wasted no time leaving an indelible mark on the country’s soccer landscape. His impact was so profound that he even earned a nomination for MLS MVP. But in an unexpected turn of events, the #10’s nomination for this coveted accolade has left fans in utter disbelief.

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On the other hand, the World Cup winner was also nominated for another award apart from the MLS MVP. Meanwhile, fans are constantly questioning the return of Lionel Messi, who has been out of action for weeks.

Fans shocked as Lionel Messi gets nominated for MLS MVP

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Just moments ago, news surfaced that Lionel Messi has been nominated for not one, but two prestigious awards. The La Pulga has been shortlisted for the MLS MVP (Most Valuable Player) and the MLS Newcomer of the Year. While getting nominated and even winning the ‘newcomer’ award resonates with everyone, it’s the MVP award that has raised a few eyebrows.

Even though he helped the Herons win the Leagues Cup, many question why he got shortlisted for the MVP award. This comes as an even greater surprise when we consider that he has played just four games in the MLS. Following the breakout of this news, soccer fans have taken to the internet to share their confused and surprised reactions.

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This fan mimicked Chelsea’s legendary player Didier Drogba, calling it an absolute ‘disgrace’!

The fanbase fired a few serious shots at MLS.

This fan reasons why Lionel Messi shouldn’t be a contender for the MVP.

Fans are mocking Lionel Messi too over this nomination.

A few fans suggested different names for the award.

Taunts all around the place today!

A joke, embarrassment, and what not!

The fans are sad too.

A fan calls out the higher authorities over a serious claim!

A fan threatens the ones who are voting that Lionel Messi should win the MVP award.

Certainly, fans are pointing fingers at the MLS for nominating the Argentinian superstar for an award that is given after considering one’s performance throughout the MLS season. But Lionel Messi has not even crossed 10 games. Imagine if he won it, then undoubtedly the current rage of the soccer fanbase might get out of hand. Expanding on that, let’s take a closer look at Messi’s first season with Miami so far.

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Lionel Messi’s first season with Inter Miami

The first season of Lionel Messi at Inter Miami was quite a rollercoaster ride. Thanks to his soccer prowess, the skipper managed to make the majority of people fall in love with him in the USA. Subsequently, he also helped the Herons win the Leagues Cup, which was the club’s first-ever silverware. Additionally, in seven matches of that cup tournament, he managed to score 10 goals and clinch an assist.

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Meanwhile, he also registered two assists in the US Open, which Inter Miami failed to win in his absence. As for the MLS, in four games, he scored just one goal on his official league debut. Although he could have played a couple more games, the injury forced him out of action. Luckily, he is close to returning so he can push for ending the season on a decent note.

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Abhishek Mishra

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Abhishek Mishra is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Abhishek's love for soccer began during his childhood days when he spent most of his time playing and watching the sport. His early exposure to soccer earned him many accolades at district and zonal levels, making him a true sports enthusiast.
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