Lionel Messi dons Ron Burgundy-esque red suit for Ballon d’Or gala

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During the 2012 Ballon d’Or ceremony Lionel Messi donned a hideous polka-dot tuxedo, showing the world that his fashion sense wasn’t necessarily on par with his football skills.

For this year’s ceremony, Messi one-upped last year’s garb by wearing a bright red tuxedo that would have Ron Burgundy himself jealous.

Normally, a man would be panned for wearing such duds. But this is Lionel Messi. And he has carte blanche to wear whatever the heck he wants, without ridicule, for the rest of his life.

It’s of little surprise, then, that Twitter has been abuzz with Messi-related tweets and photos. Here are the best ones from today: