Argentina national team fans celebrate in Buenos Aires (from YouTube)
Whoever thought that Lionel Messi would lift the first World Cup of his career wrapped in the flag of Argentina, made a bitter mistake.
Just before the greatest footballer in the world joined his friends with the trophy in his hands, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamed, made sure he wore a traditional robe. And so the image of Argentina's swing will be seen forever
. Or religious leaders. In the eyes of the Qataris, it may be an honorable matter, but in the eyes of many football fans in the world, it is another disgrace on the long list of FIFA and the organization of the 2022 World Cup. The
networks did not like it.
There were those who jeered and others were angry and used words like "shame" and "disgrace".
"FIFA says it doesn't deal with politics, but it dressed Messi like Aladdin in the biggest moment of his career," tweeted one of the netizens.
"Only in the World Cup held in Qatar can Messi finish dressed as a Jedi," one wrote and another wondered: "Why did they dress Messi like Harry Potter in his big moment?".
An angry surfer tweeted: "Why did they have to dress Messi like a 90-year-old grandmother. It ruined the image of Argentina's swing forever."
Another wrote: "This dress ruined the moment and of course Messi didn't have the balls to take it off."
And there were also those who were enthusiastic.
Football fans from the Arab world, including those who claimed that "Qatar dressed Messi in its traditional clothing in his big moment and thus showed a triple finger to its opponents and critics."
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