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The moving story of the stamp that made Lionel Messi emotional in his first interview as world champion


The captain volunteered to speak with Juliana, who was two months pregnant when in 2020 she lost her husband, a fan of hers, due to an accident. He watches the video.

One of the most emotional moments of the first interview that Lionel Messi gave as world champion has nothing to do with the 36-year World Cup drought or getting one of his career debts, the repentance for the gestures to Van Gaal or the memory of Diego Armando Maradona.

The most humane Messi was reflected in his connection to the story of Juliana, who was two months pregnant when her husband Thomas died in a traffic accident in 2020, who was such a fan of Rosario that he printed thousands of cards with a prayer for him. .

"Our Messi"

is the title of the image that has Lionel's smiling face on the front and that Thomas wrote to defend him from the harsh criticism he received after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, in which he was present with his brother. .

Juliana sent a letter to the "Perros de la calle" program, the journalist Andy Kusnetzoff spread the story during Qatar 2022 and after the consecration in the World Cup he promised her that he would send her one of the 10,000 stamps that the young man had printed for the best player of all time

"He was sick of Leo, he loved him, his biggest dream was to see him win the National Team

," Juliana said.

Thomás died in 2020 due to the accident when she was pregnant and her son Aureliano was born on July 11, 2021, one day after Messi was crowned in the Copa América, against Brazil, at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

During the interview in "Perros de la calle", Kusnetzoff made a video call with Juliana to refresh the story and gave her the surprise of giving Messi the little card that carries a prayer of the Our Father adapted to football language.

"It's a pleasure to greet you, thank you for sending me the stamp. I'm sure Thomas saw me raise the cup from somewhere, like so many other dear people we lost and he wanted to see me champion

," said the captain to a young woman excited by the situation.

"These things are incredible, I know that there are many people who do crazy things for me and the National Team. This shows that for Argentines, football is not just football, it means much more and we can help many people to give them a little joy"

, Messi assumed.

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Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-01-30

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