Ballon d’Or cancellation unfair for Robert Lewandowski, claims Bayern chief

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is very unhappy that the Ballon d’Or will not be awarded in 2020 as the German feels that Robert Lewandowski would have been one of the front runners to claim the award. France Football announced last week they decided not to award the Golden Ball due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lewandowski has been having a stellar season so far scoring 51 goals in all competitions. Rummenigge feels the striker would have been the winner. “I believe Robert Lewandowski is playing a fantastic season and he performed maybe the best season in his career,” Rummenigge told a news conference on Monday.

“Unfortunately, France Football cancelled the Ballon d’Or, which we are not very happy [about]. In the end, it’s not very fair – not just for Bayern but also for Robert Lewandowski, who might have won. I believe it’s very important that in a season that, except the French league, [were] performed through to the end of the season, it has to be possible to give the Ballon d’Or to the best footballer in the world.”