He even earned the nickname 'God of Football'.
While Lionel Messi led Argentina to their first World Cup victory in 36 years, controversy over Messi's black cape at the awards ceremony is brewing.
Yesterday (19th) at the dawn awards ceremony, before Messi lifted the World Cup trophy with a gold medal around his neck, the King of Qatar, the host country, was captured wearing a black cloak on Messi.
The cloak decorated with gold embroidery was similar to the traditional costume worn by the King of Qatar himself.
The cloak is a traditional Islamic garment called a bishit, and it is known as a symbol of status and wealth because it can only be worn by royalty, nobles, and religious people.
Afterwards, Messi lifted the trophy with the players wearing a cape.
Online, there are positive responses such as 'It was like a real coronation' and 'It seems to mean recognizing Messi as the king of football', while 'The uniform was covered at an important place representing the country', 'The award ceremony was for players It should be a moment for '.'