Rafa Nadal has used his Twitter account to launch a campaign in support of Andrés Iniesta. "Congratulations to the three Ballon d'Or finalists. From now on, everyone get behind @andresiniesta8", he tweeted.
The Ballon d'Or nominations have been met with mixed reactions. Gerard Piqué, an active Twitter user, celebrated the three finalists: "Congratulations to Leo Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo for being the three Ballon d'Or nominees."