Lionel Kumar Messi Haaye Haaye


Lionel Kumar Messi Haaye Haaye

Illustration: Saachi Mehta/ Arré


he story of the day is that Lionel Messi is such a blinking twunt.

There’s a lot of hate being directed the way of the (former) captain of Argentina’s national football team, for retiring from international football after their loss to Chile in the Copa America final. He’s only 29, the bottler. Who does he think he is? Does he not know that he doesn’t get to decide when he wants to call it a day – we do? He’s a coward and a prickly prima donna who’s turning his back on his country when it needs him the most. How dare he! Deciding he can’t be champion, so why bother playing at all.