BETH MEAD saw the funny side of a photo caption describing her as a ‘guest’ of Vivianne Miedema at the Ballon d’Or awards on Monday.
The stunning picture of the Arsenal stars was taken before the Euros winner was announced as runner-up to Alexia Putellas for this year’s prize.
The Barcelona ace, 28, claimed top spot in the Ballon d’Or’s rankings with Mead coming second following a standout season for club and country.
Mead and Miedema were photographed together on the red carpet at the glitzy ceremony celebrating the feats of the world’s best players.
A caption accompanying the picture, taken at Paris’s Theatre Du Chatelet, saw the forward described as a guest of her Arsenal team-mate much to the bemusement of fans on social media.
However, Mead, 27, tweeted a light-hearted response with a thumbs up and laughing face with tears emojis and the LOL acronym for ‘laughing out loud’.
And Netherland’s ace Miedema, 26, tweeted a reply of her own with a thumbs up emoji which read ‘happy I got to take my guest’.
Mead reportedly finished just one point behind Putellas with the Barca skipper becoming the first player to retain the Women’s Ballon d’Or.
The Gunners heroine won the Euros Golden Boot after notching six goals as England played their way into the history books with their first major tournament win.
The Yorkshire-born forward helped Arsenal take last season’s title battle to the wire with the team finishing a point behind league winners Chelsea.
Mead, whose “Lioness: My Journey to Glory” book goes on sale in November, bagged 11 goals and eight assists in 22 top-tier matches for her club.
Her partner Miedema finished in 11th place in this year’s Ballon d’Or awards after ending last term as Arsenal’s top scorer with 14 goals.
Tomorrow the WSL stars and their club play in their Champions League group stage game this term.
The match will see them take on last term’s tournament winners Lyon who have the contest a record eight times in the past 11 years.
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