The Real Madrid superstar missed out on the FIFA award to the Barcelona icon and has been sending out cryptic posts since Monday's gala.

Monday saw Lionel Messi lift The Best FIFA Men's Player award for 2022, with the FIFA World Cup winner beating out competition from Karim Benzema and PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe. However, the aforementioned Real Madrid superstar doesn't appear to have taken this defeat lightly.

For the second day running, the Blancos sensation has taken to social media to post a cryptic dig at the award ceremony after missing out on the main prize. Karim, who won the Golden Boot last season and led his team to the UEFA Champions League and La Liga double, came second in the votings, finishing in between Messi and Mbappe.

Immediately after Leo was announced as the winner, the Frenchman took to Instagram to post a short video of a man saying "'Liar, yes, you liar" in French with the caption "good night". 

And it did not stop there! Benzema has now taken to social media again, this time posting a screenshot of all his achievements in 2022, which includes his European and domestic success. His individual accomplishments were also listed, having racked up 63 goals and 21 assists while also winning the UEFA Nations League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, the Ballon d'Or, and the UEFA Men's Player of the Year.

Karim followed that up with a post of himself with the caption "good night", suggesting he was robbed of the award after his remarkable 12 months. However, it should be noted that 2022 was a World Cup year and FIFA's presitigious tournament typically takes precedence over all else. 

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While Benzema missed out on Qatar 2022 due to an injury and rumored dispute with Didier Deschamps, Messi played the entire competition and led his nation to the title for the first time since 1986.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner scored an impressive seven times and racked up three assists to get his hands on the one title missing from his trophy cabinet. The 35-year-old was subsequently awarded the Golden Ball and was thus seen as the favorite for The Best FIFA Men's Player prize.