All his career, Lionel Messi has been waiting for the moment to lift the champion’s cup at the World Cup, and then the hosts from Qatar were there to ruin the moment for him and for all his fans, all Argentines, all football lovers.
Maybe for the people of Qatar, the black robe they put on Messi has a mythical mean ing, but the moment they chose to put it on Messi was totally wrong. Instead of lifting the most precious trophy in football with his “ten”, the photos of him doing it with the so-called bisht which is valued only in the host country. No one in the history of the World Cup has ever put politics or personal interests ahead of football, not even dictator Putin four years ago at the championship in Russia.
To make the irony greater, no one was informed about this intention of the host, that is, Emir Al Thani who is also the owner of PSG, the club for which Lionel Messi plays. Probably out of culture and politeness, the best football player of all time agreed to wear the cap, but the moment that the Argentines had been waiting for was forever ruined.