Messi's Statue In Buenos Aires Has Been Vandalized Again

Messi's Statue In Buenos Aires Has Been Vandalized Again

Marca have an article today which seems created to point out to the world just how much Lionel Messi is being paid on his new contract.

Argentina goalkeeper, Sergio Romero, has admitted that La Albiceleste are looking up to Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi ahead of the 2018 World Cup. The statue is located on a riverside promenade known as the Walkway of Glory in the Buenos Aires port district of Puerto Madero.

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The statue was originally sculpted to reverse the playmaker's decision to retire from global football following Argentina's Copa America final defeat.

The five-times Ballon d'Or victor will undoubtedly go down as one of, if not the, greatest footballer to have ever graced the game, but fervent Argentina fans are less than convinced.

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Messi fired Argentina to the World Cup finals earlier this year as he scored a hat-trick in a critical qualifier against Ecuador, when it seemed that they might not reach Russian Federation 2018 at all.

Lionel Messi statue was also vandalised in January 2017 with the top half missingWhat's next?

The statue is on the Promenade de Glorias, alongside monuments to other Argentinian sporting heros including National Basketball Association veteran Manu Ginobili, tennis star Guillermo Vilas and Formula One great Juan Manuel Fangio. In 2014, the racket held by Sabatini's statue was cut off and stolen.

He said this is because Messi is the best player in the world. A number of fans treat him as an outsider because he left for Spain at the young age of 13.

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