Lionel Messi: Out of Commission, but what will Fans do?
Well, not breaking news: Lionel Messi, affectionately known by fans and supporters as “Messi”, is now injured and won’t play for a couple of months.
He injured and strained his right hamstring and will be out between 6-8 weeks (per the British newspaper The Guardian). Some analysts said that all his charity matches, international friendlies and club schedule just wore him down. He is still a young and spry 26 years old, so this was a smart decision to rest up.
Messi is sponsored by Adidas, has commercials and billboards across the world and is a four-time consecutive winner of the world’s best footballer award, the Golden Boot (or in French, “Ballon d’Oro”). He scored 46 goals for Spanish La Liga club FC Barcelona last year (and 50 the year before that) and has 35 international goals for Argentina.
What will soccer/football fans do without Messi playing friendlies for his native Argentina or his club FC Barcelona? Maybe watch highlights like these:
Or his commercials, which are fantastic: