We got the two most famous Argentinian’s in the world in this story. Pope Francis (the most influential religious man in the world) versus Lionel Messi who is a Soccer great. but according to Pope Francis please do not compare Lionel Messi to the real God because Messi is good but Messi.. he isn’t God.
According to the Daily Mail:
Pope Francis has said that it is sacrilege for people to call Lionel Messi ‘God’. The pontiff was speaking to host Jordi Evole on the ‘Salvados’ programme broadcast on Spanish TV channel La Sexta when he was asked about people referring to Messi as ‘God’. Evole asked the Pope: ‘Is it sacrilege to say that Messi is God?’ And Pope Francis replied: ‘In theory it is sacrilege, you cannot say it, I don’t believe. Do you believe you can?’ When Evole replied that he thought it was fine to say that, the pontiff, a native of Argentina like Messi, responded with a laugh and said: ‘I don’t. ‘People say ‘God’ like they say ‘I adore you’. Adoring is only for God, they are expressions people use. ‘He is a god with a ball on the pitch’, they are popular ways of expressing oneself.’ ‘But look how he plays, eh?’ Evole responded. The pope replied: ‘Of course, he brings happiness, but he isn’t God.’
Pope Francis puts the Messi hype in its place ?? pic.twitter.com/i8QY4BFeKS
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Well, we have a debate on our hands here. Let’s go to the highlight tape and make a conclusion is Messi a God or nah?
Ok well, he’s really damn good. But I am going to have to agree with Pope Francis, Messi is great and he might be a Soccer God but he is not God. God is the GOAT I agree with Pope Francis, have you seen the world? The Universe? Yeah God made that, until Messi makes a universe I think the debate is over.