A TV reporter came up with a savage response after being blanked at the Fifa awards ceremony by Virgil van Dijk.
The Liverpool defender won another accolade as he was voted in the FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World XI for his performances in 2022.
He was one of a number of stars to win gongs at Fifa’s showpiece event with Lionel Messi awarded the Best FIFA Men’s Player award.
But as van Dijk was attempting to cross the media pen, one reporter from TyC Sports, an Argentine TV station, tried to ask him question.
He said: “One minute, just two questions, please.”
The 31-year-old walked right past and ignored the journalist.
The reporter then quipped: “Well, Virgil van Dijk told me no… it doesn’t matter. Argentina won the quarter-finals…”
Some fans loved the sassy exchange but others believed the comment was over of line.
One person wrote: “This shows that [van Dijk] did very well not to give him statements. Shame [from a] ‘journalist’.”
It was an incredible 2022 from van Dijk with the defender at the centre of a Liverpool team chasing the quadruple.
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The Reds did win the Carabao Cup and FA Cup last season but lost in the Champions League final and fell just short in the Premier League.
Van Dijk managed to bring that leadership to the international team where Holland scrapped their way into the quarter-finals.
Despite being 2-0 down to Argentina with eight minutes to go, the Netherlands managed to take a fiercely-contested game all the way to penalties before losing 4-3 on spotkicks.