Photo: Fashion icon Lionel Messi teases pink tuxedo ahead of Ballon d'Or awards

Posted by Chris Wright

The fashion-conscious out there will already be well aware of the fact that Lionel Messi is somewhat of a sartorial pioneer when it comes to selecting his suits for the Ballon d'Or awards gala; whether it be the purple velvet jacket he opted to pick up his third award in 2012 or the equally timeless polka-dotted ensemble he sported with such panache the following year.

In-keeping with the gaudy theme, Lionel has teased his Facebook fans with a photo of what may prove to be his outfit for this evening's Ballon d'Or gala in Zurich, posting an image of a svelte pink-ish/mauve tuxedo laid out on a hotel bed, along with the message, "Getting ready for the ceremony ‪#‎Balondeoro‬ ‪#‎BallondOr‬"

Despite the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo is far and away the odds-on favourite to win this year's trinket, we reckon Messi may still end upstaging the Real Madrid man if he opts to wear that little beauty - which could be interesting, especially given that they're also going to be sat just one seat apart from each other.


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