Maradona Says It Hurt His Soul To Give The FIFA Best Men's Player Award To Ronaldo And Not Messi

Diego Maradona is a sensitive man. On Monday he caught some feelings at the FIFA The Best awards ceremony after giving the FIFA Best Men's Player award to Cristiano Ronaldo and not fellow Argentinian Lionel Messi.

"To give the Best [award] to Ronaldo and not be able to give it to Messi hurt my soul," Maradona said to TyC Sports.

Luckily for Maradona, he and Messi did get to share a tender moment at the awards gala.

Maradona Is Back Coaching, Reminding Us That Argentina Threw Away One Of Messi's World Cups

It never ceases to amaze me that with a 23-year-old Lionel Messi entering the height of his powers as a footballer, the Argentine Football Association decided to put Diego Maradona in charge of the national team for the 2010 World Cup. In his previous managerial experience, Maradona had collected three wins, eight draws and 12 losses, good for a win percentage of 13%.