Lionel Messi Gives An Afghan Boy A Signed Jersey After Photos Were Leaked Of This Kid Wearing A Plastic Bag Messi Jersey
Lionel Messi has done so much for his own community in Argentina and now he's doing so much more for the world. It's amazing to see the power of Social Media and how it's used to help others make their dreams come true. Some peoples dreams are very tough aspirations and for this Afghan boy his dream was to meet his favorite Football player Lionel Messi. After this five year old boys pictures of his plastic bag jersey leaked, Lionel Messi took it upon himself on behalf of UNICEF to actually make this kids dream come true. It's really amazing to see the impact of Football around the world, being in America I feel like we get lost in our country specific sports and don't understand the impact of Football in the rest of the world. After receiving the jersey the kid stated, "I love Messi, and my shirt says Messi loves me." The fact that this has made such a huge world impact reinforces the fact that Messi is one of the greatest Footballers to ever play the game. He's not the greatest footballer because of what he does on the field (although that helps) but also what he does off the field. I don't understand why people don't like Messi (cough cough Ronaldo) because this guy has done nothing wrong. On top of being one of the most humble athletes in the game today he also is loved by the other players on his team for his selflessness, which we see time and time again since he assists nearly three times as much as Ronaldo. We saw a very good example of his Selflessness in his penalty kick against Celta Vigo last week when he gave his penalty to Suarez in a unique fashion.