messi – a hoax?

20 Jan

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i was flicking through facebook – and i came across this article – a news of sorts..

it is about messi not being real – and in effect, a fabrication by the Barcelona team.

below is an article i saw on Yahoo! please bear in mind – i love Messi – and this made me smile so much… this man makes me SO happy! watching his football makes me smile…

check it out :)

Future News: Lionel Messi revealed to be hoax perpetrated by Barcelona

The existence of Lionel Messi, widely hailed as the greatest footballer on the planet, has been confirmed to be a hoax engineered by Barcelona over the last nine years. The shocking confession was made by several high-ranking sources within the club after news broke of American college football player Manti Te’o’s dead girlfriend being a fabrication on Wednesday.

“The myth of Leo Messi has gone on far too long,” said one executive-level source on the condition of anonymity just a week after Messi was awarded his record fourth consecutive Ballon d’Or at UEFA’s gala event. “It has always been a matter of time before it all unraveled, but now is the time for the truth to be told.”

“It began in 2004,” another source told us. “Barca had not won a title in years and strong forces from within decided that a new icon was needed to boost morale among the team and its supporters and to achieve unparalleled levels of success. So Messi was created. A backstory was dreamed up in which he was plucked from Argentina as a young boy and that the club generously paid to treat his growth hormone deficiency. He would be a modern David playing in a Goliath of a club.”

Messi’s name was included in several match reports published by the club’s official website that season and he was even credited with a goal as Barcelona went on to win their first league title in six years. When fans and journalists began to latch on to stories of the teenager’s great potential, the club supported his growing popularity with doctored highlights uploaded to the newly created video site YouTube in 2005. Since the picture resolution in YouTube clips wasn’t very high at the time, it was relatively easy for Barcelona to create passable computer animations of the Messi character demonstrating remarkable skill that would be seen and shared by football fans around the world.

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6 Responses to “messi – a hoax?”

  1. Gameaholic January 21, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    HaHa !! I Think Anyone who follows your blog would know that you LOVE Messi ! Theres a post about him every once in a while whereas there are plenty of other soccer players you can choose to right about but Messi seems to always be the “Chosen” One :P ..

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    • Gameaholic January 21, 2013 at 8:02 am #

      Choose to “WRITE” about not “RIGHT” about loool .. Ahhhhh I Hate waking up this early !

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      • Cheeky January 21, 2013 at 8:48 am #

        sure that’s ur excuse ;p

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        • Gameaholic January 21, 2013 at 9:05 am #

          Hey at least i corrected the mistake by myself ;p .. I didnt give anyone an opportunity to correct me ;p .. So there ;p Eat That ;pP

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  2. Gameaholic January 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    “Messi Was Created” ??? Messi didn’t need to be created, his skills and achievements and accomplishments over the years have spoken for themselves, he has gotten where he has on his own, he didnt need for anyone to create him. If this was truely a hoax (Which i Highly Doubt) and these anonymous people believe that (“The Myth of Lionel Messi has gone on far too long”) then I’d like to see them “Create” someone else who can accomplish a quarter of what Messi has already accomplished, It would be like trying to catch up with a never stopping train, they will always be behind. Thats My opinion at least ;) ..

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    • Cheeky January 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

      HEHEHE
      i love messi tooo!!!!!!!!!
      i think that post is a bit of a joke – i love the end bit :)

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