Apart from the fact that Messi, Rooney and Ronaldo are all world class footballers, they also have something else in common - they have extremely high profile sponsorship contracts with world wide sports companies such as Adidas and Nike.
Adidas and Nike often use fake grass lawns for their promotional filming and photo shoots of the sport adverts. Fake grass is often used when promoting brand new football boots or new sports clothing.
The next time you see a TV Campaign or a large photo in a glossy magazine for a sports clothing company or a sports drink, have a close look at the grass, it may look like it's real but we are 99% sure it's going to be a fake grass lawn that you are looking at.
So what do Messi, Rooney and Ronaldo have in common - they have all been filmed and / or photographed on artificial grass lawns for Adidas or Nike publicity.