"The Best" awards rewarded the best players according to FIFA. Lionel Messi was crowned right in front of favorite Virgil Van Dijk and his eternal enemy, Cristiano Ronaldo. TenorSexist remarks As in any ceremony, the athletes present walked on the red carpet and gave interviews. Both Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe answered reporters’ questions. When one journalist asked them who they thought should win "The Best" award, the two world champions responded that they wanted to see Virgil Van Dijk win. But Megan Rapinoe's reason for naming him was somewhat inappropriate. Indeed, she explained that he should take home the award for best player "just for how cute he is." View this post on Instagram It’s a great honour to be named in #TheBest XI along with such an incredible group of players. I would like to say a big thank you to all of my teammates at Liverpool, as well as the national team, for all of your continued support. Congratulations too to my #LFC family on their well deserved individual awards! Well done to @alissonbecker on being named the best Goalkeeper in the world and of course to the Boss 😎 for being Coach of the Year 🔥 Finally, congratulations to @leomessi on winning Men’s Best Player and to @mrapinoe for winning Women’s Best Player! #FIFAFootballAwards #TheBestAwards 😉 A post shared by Virgil van Dijk (@virgilvandijk) on Sep 24, 2019 at 7:09am PDTOutraged Twitter users called her out for being a hypocrite, pointing out that if the tables were turned, she'd accuse Virgil of being a misogynist. She has yet to apologise for her comment. Indeed this is a double standard that may anger even feminists.