October 16, 2021

This photo of Lionel Messi taken after Reims-PSG creates a big controversy on Twitter

Yesterday evening, the Paris-Saint-Germain of Lionel Messi met the Stade de Reims to close the fourth day of Ligue 1. If the meeting offered beautiful moments of football with two nice goals from Kylian Mbappé, the attention of observers was elsewhere. In the stands as at home, everyone was waiting for La Pulga to plant its spikes in the lawn of the Auguste-Delaune stadium in Reims. Lionel Messi, freshly landed at PSG after an entire career spent at FC Barcelona, ​​indeed wore for the first time other colors than that of the Catalan club. For this first warm-up, started in the 66th minute, the Argentinian did not force and did not really stand out. But, his very presence was enough to constitute an event and to make this match memorable.

At the end of the match, viewers and spectators were able to witness the extent of the legend of this sacred football monster when Reims goalkeeper Predrag Rajković came to ask the Argentine striker something very special. The Serbian international wanted to take a photo of his young son in the arms of Lionel Messi. The latter readily accepted. By noting the distracted face and the shifty gaze of the toddler in the photo, surely too young to understand what is happening, we easily conclude that the initiative of the Serbian footballer was less motivated by the desire to please his son. only by his own admiration and fanaticism for the Argentinean. The photo did not fail to touch Internet users when it was broadcast by the Twitter account. ESPN Argentina, further illustrating the Messi “fever” across the world. Problem, however: many people, including some supporters of the Stade de Reims, have expressed their dissatisfaction. For them, this photo is an affront to their club, an admission of inferiority and should not be on a football field. Some have tried to temper this anger by indicating that they understand that Predrag Rajković takes advantage of this meeting with one of the best footballers of all time to immortalize a unique moment. It will surely not be the same when PSG travel to Marseille or Lyon …