Leo Messi finally entered the history books of world football yesterday (Sunday) after he and his friends managed to win the World Cup after a dramatic battle with France at the iconic stadium in Lusail.
Among all the great celebrations and tears of happiness, the celebration was slightly clouded by the cloak in which the flea was put on, just before he lifted the trophy.
The Emir of Qatar put on Messi a traditional Arab bisht, one that is usually given to royals, but the world of course did not like the intervention of the hostess in a magical moment that will be remembered for generations.
The English journalist Ian Herbert wrote in the "Daily Mail": "In the end, the Emir of Qatar dressed Messi in a black robe, which was the final stamp of a hapless hostess, who enthroned him as if he belonged to her. Messi, the player of the tournament, seemed indifferent but agreed to this photo session .He took off his robe immediately after the lift. The Qataris had already acquired Messi and Mbappe, as part of their takeover of Paris Saint-Germain, so even in the World Cup final it was clear to them that they would come away with a winner.
Lionel #Messi is decorated with a beautiful Arabian Bisht by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the FIFA President Gianni Infantino moments before the presentation of the FIFA World Cup trophy to the Argentine captain at Lusail Stadium. #WorldCupFinal #ARG pic .twitter.com/TrcCQsC71K
— The Peninsula Qatar (@PeninsulaQatar) December 18, 2022
He also wrote: "Gianni Infantino, Qatar's chief cheerleader, can surely look forward to a life of wealth in Doha, a place that has become a home for him. In the end it was Messi and Ambape - not the Qatari millionaires who gave us something to besiege. We leave Qatar without any emotion, With no intention of returning to this soulless desert."
Kaba Solakol wrote "Sky Sports" also commented on the embarrassing incident and added: "We have not seen anything like this in the World Cup final before, it is an image that will be regretted forever. Usually, when a captain lifts the trophy, he wears his country's shirt, and Argentina's shirt is one of the most famous in the world of football . Some people will say that this is a sign that Qatar is trying to take control of the moment. Every time they see this picture, they will remember that it was a World Cup in the Arab world, held in Qatar."
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