UEFA have unveiled their three-man shortlist for their Player of the Year award on their official website, with Barcelona star Lionel Messi a shock omission.

The individual award will be contested by Mohamed Salah, Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo, who all had excellent 2017-18 campaigns.

Despite this, Barcelona supporters and those that worship Messi are still rubbing their eyes in disbelief as the Argentine has not been included.

The Camp Nou outfit won a domestic treble last season, with the South American at the helm as always.

Messi scored 45 goals and created 18 assists in 2017-18, continuing his unbelievable record in front of goal for Barcelona.

However, a poor World Cup with Argentina looks to have cost Messi his place on the list, with the South American nation being eliminated from the competition by France.

The Barcelona star has broken so many records for the Catalan club and in La Liga, that his omission is a shock – and something the player’s supporters are hard-pushed to accept – here are the best tweets.

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