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PHOTO: Can this cigarette disposal unit end the Messi vs. Ronaldo debate (at least in London)?


Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo, a debate nearly as old as their senior careers.

Who knew we could’ve settled this whole thing ages ago, just by asking smokers?

A London business has come up with an idea to stop smokers from littering their filthy butts on the ground, asking them to dispose of the used cigarettes by picking the better world superstar.

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And while it may look like a bit from Wes Anderson movie, complete with font choice, it’s very real. Who Ate All The Pies? brought us the tip, which raises a series of questions:

1) Are fans of Ronaldo and Messi so loyal that they’ll pick up other folks’ discarded smokes just to pledge allegiance?

2) Will actual smokes give it more than a moment’s thought -- or even a moment -- before tossing their cigs?

3) Couldn’t this cause loads of young people to take up smoking? (To be 100 percent clear, this is a joke).

4) Who is better? Messi or Ronaldo??!?!?!?!?!?

We’re asking ppl to vote with their butts to tackle #litter. Is @Cristiano@realmadrid really the best?

— Hubbub (@hubbubUK) August 27, 2015



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