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He did it again! Messi attends FIFA Ballon D’Or in shiny burgundy suit

Social media users were quick to react on Messi's unique attire

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Barcelona star player Lionel Messi showed up Monday at the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or award ceremony in a shiny burgundy suit that immediately sparked debate on social media.

Commenting on Messi’s attire, one Twitter user wrote: “Messi ur the man but that suit needs to go mate embarrassing #horriblecolour.”

Another user said compared the football sensation to flamboyant U.S. pop star Lady Gaga.

“Messi is slowly turning into Lady Gaga with his outfit selection, he'll probably wear a suit made of foreskins at next year's awards,” @Aidrianoo wrote.

Meanwhile, other users seemed to approve of Messi’s choice.

@Campnouballgirl wrote: “at last Messi wearing a decent suit, while @FCBGoalDigger said “I love the suit!”

In recent years, the player had already made headlines for his eye-catching formal wear.

Last year, the 27-year-old football player drew attention for his dark-red glossy suit very similar to the one he wore this year.

In 2013, Messi collected his Golden Boot for being Europe's top scorer in a jacket covered in a grayscale roses.

A few months earlier, the player had worn a polka dot tuxedo to the 2013 Ballon d'Or ceremony and a velvet jacket the year before.