My Youth Soccer Guide

Leo Messi – Retarded Genius?

by Adrian
(Arizona)

Leo Messi in last few months of the previous soccer season amazed, and then disgusted the whole soccer world. At first there were three beautiful goals scored on Real Madrid, then a dream-goal against Getafe and at last goal scored with the hand against Espanyol, something totally opposite to a Fair Play.

Messi's hand-goal against Espanyol


Young Argentinean showed the world his two sides. Unfortunately his shameful act during the game against Espanyol will be remembered for as long as his outstanding goal against Getafe and will hang over his reputation and image.

What's even worse, he didn't show any remorse after the game.

"The only thing I regret is that the goal didn't give us three points", said Messi the next day, embarrassing himself completely.

Then he added that Barcelona should set an offer to Mallorca's players for every point taken away from Real Madrid in the last game of the season, which would grant Barcelona Spanish Liga championship title.

Why does he behave in such a weak-minded way?

I suppose the key to understand Messi's mentality lays in his childhood and the way he was brought up and in the worship of Maradona, Messi's biggest idol and hero.

Spoiled and Pampered


When parents of Messi had realized how big of a soccer talent their son possesses, they dropped the interest of their son's intellectual and spiritual development. They shifted all their affords towards Messi's soccer career.

Everyday his father Jorge was driving his son to 30 miles far away from home Newell's Old Boys Rosario club, not letting him skip even one practice.

At the age of 11, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. After River Plate showed interest in Messi's progress, but did not have enough money to pay for the treatment of the illness, Messi's father found a job in Spain and moved to Barcelona with the whole family.

Soon after arrival to Europe he introduced his young son to Barcelona's youth coaches. Barcelona signed Messi to club's youth teams and offered to pay all medical bills related to his illness.

Unfortunately Messi's parents had a completely different approach to young boy's responsibilities at school and at home then to his soccer duties.

Leo remembers: "I didn't have to ditch the school. If I didn't want to go I'd tell my mom I need to sleep little longer to be well rested for my soccer practice. She always agreed."

His brothers Matias and Rodrigo had to help with everything around the house.
Leo was supposed to only play soccer.

Today Messi lives only with his father and according to Messi, everyday he wakes him up, fix him a breakfast, drives him to and from the club, cooks and serve him an Argentinean dinner.

And Leo after practice doesn't do anything, because he doesn't have interest of anything. He doesn't go to any school, doesn't read, and doesn't even spend time on the computer or play video games.

Whereas he sleeps a lot and only sometimes he meets with his friend from Espanyol, Pablo Zabaleta.

Does a young man living like that, kept in the bubble, separated from reality have a good chance to become a well-rounded person with healthy system of values?

Defective Role Model


Desire to imitating the Heavenly Diego needs to be added as well.
Unfortunately Argentineans treat Maradona uncritically. All young soccer players, and actually everyone in Argentina emphasize the greatness of Maradona without mentioning that off the field he was and is rather modest and worthless.

He doesn't come thru as a good husband and father, couldn't stay away from drugs, persistently keeps his friendship with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, agreed for money to sing Brazilian anthem wearing Canarinhos' jersey.

Of course nobody has guts to mention that his hand-goal in 1986 World Cup was a dishonest and undeserved achievement.

Messi's hand-goal against Espanyol


Unfortunately it seems that the Great Diego caused more harm than good for the whole generation of young soccer players in Argentina that remain in belief that in life nothing counts but soccer, that great soccer players are allowed to do anything without any consequences.

So what kind of future is awaiting for life-skill less and value-less Leo Messi?

Could it be the great future?
Maybe because of his separation from real life, it wouldn’t be ever possible for him to burn mentally, even under the biggest pressure.

Maybe… he might not feel much...


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Sep 02, 2007
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what the society we have brings
by: sean

Leo Messi will be praised and honored.. as long as he scores goals and his club wins.

The society we have allows winners to get away with tragic mishap such as not having a good consciousness.

But, what goes up must come down. Even the greatest athletic or richest guys die someday, and when Messi becomes un-fit to play in 15-20yrs, he'll be regretting and looking for something he would not have; A social skill.

Feb 09, 2008
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heyyy
by: xxxx elion xxxx

messi you are the best and ronaldinho is the best player in the world...

Feb 09, 2008
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Messi´s truth
by: hora

Messi is still a promise, just like many other players today. We shouldn´t analize him or try to understand his behavior outside the field because it is his own life and we have nothing to do with it.

Apr 27, 2008
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dont critisize him
by: Anonymous

you no nothing of his lif therefor you should shut up. Messi's handball is nothing. Players grab shirts when the reff cant see and no one bombs on them if messi can get away with a hand ball then more power to him, thats soccer... I mean honestly if u scored a handball goal would u tell the reff u did it

Oct 12, 2008
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pathetic
by: Anonymous

this is pathetic you pretty much just made up all this crap and football is football it happens all the time.

Oct 19, 2008
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retarted article
by: Anonymous

No player is flawless....even the greatest of footballing legends had their shortcomings...To downplay a a young footballing talent based on 1 stupid incident is ridiculous...besides who are we to judge his personal life...just because he is an introvert or perhaps more of the type with less social interaction.does tht make him value-less?...people who talk abt others in such an abhorrent fashion have no values themselves in their own lives...y dont u write articles about players who dive(the worst form of cheating on a football pitch),headbutting,off the pitch over indulgence-drinking,partyin,women etc...so much so it starts affecting their performance on the pitch...is it so cool 2 b on page 3 (c.ronaldo) n so uncool to be messi for his inactivity off the pitch tht u term it as a value less life?...A footballing life is very short.let the boy concentrate on his football if thts the only thing he enjoys doing as long as hez not getting in to a controversy off the pitch...He made a mistake in his early footballin days big deal!!! even senior footballers committ worse for all their experience...Any person even wit a little footballin acumen will acknowlegde messi's talent...he is god's gift to football...a talent which comes by once in a lifetime...so lets all enjoy n appreciate while it lasts...we can see the boy has matured since this incident n comes across shy,humble,respectful n level headed...patronize this future legend...n let messi be.

As for the author of this retarted article.U got serious issues n sort yourself out in a mental asylum.And for one last time its not 'soccer' its football.

Oct 23, 2008
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MESSI IS MARADONAS SUCCESOR!!!
by: Anonymous

YOU ARE GAYYYY!
You don't even know Messi's childhood story you are the retarded one "Adrian". His father didn't find a job in Spain (explicit language), one of Barcelona's recruiters saw Lionel Messi playing for Newell's . That club told Barcelona of his illness and they agreed to pay for his treatment. That's the reason why Messi along with his family moved to Spain. Newell's Old boys is a popular club in Argentina so that's where the recruiter went.
Don't pretend to know everything about Messi, and that goal was as great as his others. Something nor you or I would ever dream of accomplishing so I say (explicit language) trying to show you know everything about him because truth is you hardly know anything about him. Just because you made this website doesn't mean (explicit language) unless you know what you put in it. Get your facts straight THEN make a website (explicit language); and it's FOOTBALL NOT SOCCER!!!!

Oct 24, 2008
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Thanks for your comments.
by: Adrian

Wow! Some comments, ha? But that's great. That was mine main reason I had decided to write this controversial article. To start a discussion, to have lots of comments, opinion etc. Finally the snow ball started rolling. To tell you the truth, I was hoping for a little bit more, how should I express it...sophisticated responses. Something more intelligent. Like the very first one by Sean.
But that's OK'. Actually I expected to get some "beating", especially from Messi's fans.
Don't get me wrong. I love watching Messi play. He is amazing soccer (football) player. We all know that. And it's been published on hundreds web sites.
I wanted to look at him from a different angle. As a young boy, that needs the guidelines from his parents. The right guidelines. The ones that will help to developed a well-raised young man. Not just famous soccer (oops, sorry), football player.
Yea, yea, I know what you're saying. It's not any of my business to judge, talk or even mention anything about his life (unless I have something good to say?).
And why not? You do. And so do millions of people. We do talk about celebrities. We create opinions mostly about everything. And that's how it should be. However, we will never all have the same point of view. And that's why we can create discussions. If we all agree on something, the discussion is over, or actually we wouldn't even have a discussion.
On the other hand, while exchanging our thoughts, we shouldn't get so worked-up, just because someone else has a different theory. So calm down, guys and enjoy your passion for...football.

By the way, why you get soooo frustrated with word "soccer"?. It's just a terminology. No big deal. Do you get upset, if someone says apartment instead of flat, or elevator instead of lift?

Besides, word "soccer" was invented by...English. Yes, that's the fact. English students from Oxford back in mid-19th century made it up from word "association" and that's how they called football then. It's an English not an American word. Surprise?

Nov 21, 2008
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whatever
by: Anonymous

have you met lionel messi??? doubt it. do you even live in the same country? really doubt it.. why dont you waste more of your time writing about someone who does nothing but party all the time and it dramatically efeects their game. and messi doesnt live with his father only, i dont know where you got that from, but im damn sure he lives with his family at his house. and also, if you made millions busting your ass day in and day out and fully supporting your entire family so none of them have to work and doing something you love, you'd expect to come home for a nice meal and a clean house. and messi drives himself in his sweet new audi, trust me ive seen him, probably because i know him!

Dec 04, 2008
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BEST
by: DANEIL

THE BEST FOOTBALLER EVEN CLEVER NOW THE BEST IN THE WORLD ALL-TIME

Dec 09, 2008
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Sorry!
by: Anonymous

This article is very USELESS!!! compare Messi now...what happened to your predictions? FRUITLESS!!! think before you talk!!

Jan 13, 2009
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this guy is a mad!!!!
by: neuro11

this guy is nothing but a mad.....take an appointment with doctor...:D

Jan 21, 2009
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WTF
by: Murphy

From this thread, it seem's your a Ronaldo fan. How do you know how messi was brought up, were you there

Jan 21, 2009
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Retarted
by: Murphy

Why have you used the word RETARTED. Messi is not retarted, therefore you are making fun of the people that might be retarted.

Feb 19, 2009
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DUMBEST WEBSITE EVER
by: Anonymous

this is the dumbest website i have ever come across. the end.

Apr 16, 2009
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Stupid Article
by: G-Man

Anonymous, well said...great job. If there was something less than 1 star for the rating, I would ask for something less :D

May 06, 2009
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A pathetic Stab..
by: Anonymous

You have not lived his life... you know nothing...so he hand balled, mistake yes, big deal not like he shot someone.. he was young and continues to mature. Every player given the chance to get away with it would,others do worse constantly like diving. Maradona once said to Shilton if the ball crossed the line and you pulled it back without the ref seeing would you tell him it was a goal. Of course he wouldn't have its in our nature. thats not to say we should cheat, but everyone makes mistakes and you learn from them. If you watch Messi play no matter how many challenges he always stays on his feet for as a long as possible. Not a Diver.As for his life outside football even if what you say is true that he doesn't have that much social interaction and focuses on football..whats wrong with that. Look at the likes of Gasgoine, look at his social life and how that ruined him..Least Messi ins't in the papers for wrong reasons like drinking or clubing.. his way of life shows his respect for the game and life itself and you say he has no values. This article is a pathetic stab at a genius of modern game, who if continues this path will most likely become the greatest we have ever seen. One last thing using the word retarded is very offensive, you have no right to use that word to describe him, take a look at yourself and think before you write. You are just jealous of the life he leads.What do you reccommend he does with his social life other than the quiet life he leads? take drugs, drink, clubbing think about it.

May 27, 2009
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Stupid!!
by: Mario Flores

First of all i want to say that even though u are right about some stuff ur not right about how they moved to spain or y...ur wrong...and those goals made with there hands just means that they are smart players..maybe not honest or right... but smart..so just think about that...O by the way..barcelona went to him not him to barcelona.

Jun 07, 2009
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Who are you to judge him?
by: Anonymous

I believe that you don't even know him personally, let alone WITNESS his growth and all. So who are you to actually comment that he is life-skill less and value-less? yes, we do have our freedom of speech and his handball was not right, but it's not your job to judge him in terms of fouls. The worst thing you did was to actually relate it to his moral values and him being spoilt. I believe most of this content is just made up and you are no one to sprout all this nonsense of yours. Just because you disagree to his handball or hate his football skills, you have NO RIGHT to claim that he is a retard. All you did was to insult those 'mentally-challenged' and, most importantly, DISGRACED YOURSELF.

Jun 19, 2009
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Dude you suck!!
by: Anonymous

Dude, you're an idiot. You know nothing about Lionel Messi. Where did you get all this crap from? I bet you made it up. Do you play soccer? If you do then you know everybody has at least one handball in their career! You don't make an argument at all. And who friggin cares what he does in his spare time. It's not like you know him personally. You really piss me off! YOU SUCK!

Jul 06, 2009
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no
by: Anonymous

why are you so concerned with his social life outside of football. Obviously his dedication to football has benefited him greatly thats why he is the best in the world

Feb 06, 2010
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Total BS Article
by: Anonymous

What a croc load of crap ! I have never seen a more humble player than Messi. He is elegant both on and off the field.

Mar 26, 2010
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What a bunch of shit!
by: RamZ

THIS WEBSITE SUCKS ASS. TRYING TO MAKE MESSI SOUND BAD, THE ONLY THING THATS RETARDED IS THIS SHITTY WEBSITE. IF YOU WANT TO WRITE A BIOGRAPHY ABOUT SOMEONE FIRST DO RESEARCH DONT JUST MAKE UP ANY RANDOM SHIT BECAUSE OF SOME GRUDGE THAT YOU HAVE. GOSH YOU SUCH AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 21, 2010
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messi
by: tomsouthlondon

retarded genius. that made me laugh!...love it.

anyway, as for his hand ball i dont care when its a league match, but when it comes to internationals that sort of thing should be left well alone. think henry recently.

messi is a great player, very interesting hearing about how he seems to have been waited on hand and foot through out his life.
I wonder if theres any resentment from his brother side of things? if they were expected to carry out chores while messi didnt...that would anoy anyone. Its also a shame his parents didnt try to at least encourage him with reading, as even with all the money in the world having a potato for a brain is no fun.

May 11, 2010
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WTF?
by: Anonymous

Seriously? WTF ...

May 19, 2010
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hi
by: benjamin h

messi is the best player in the world me and my freind ador him

May 19, 2010
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hi
by: benjamin h

messi is the best player in the world me and my freind ador him

May 20, 2010
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leo messi du!
by: austin Pratte

Me and my freind love messi (benjamin h)

May 20, 2010
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MESSI IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by: Austin Pratte

i am fricken really messi's #1 fan. I know so much about him & I have his shirt & ball. (not like that)

May 20, 2010
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MESSI
by: MATT

NO AUSTIN IS NOT HIS #1 FAN I AM!!!!!!

May 26, 2010
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austin or matt is not
by: Benjamin Herrera

austin or matt is not his #1 fan I am

May 26, 2010
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hi
by: benjamin H

have you ever heard of peple?................

Jun 26, 2010
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WE LOVE U MESSI
by: Anonymous

You can say anything you want, wounder who the hell you are to say false things about him.......wot we now is we will always always love him.......he is the best...

Jun 28, 2010
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not right !!
by: messi_fan

whatever you ppl might say he is kinda the best player at the moment and as we all r aware of the fact that good ppl always get critisized. and as anonymous said , out of the field it's his personal life so u ppl better stay off it!! now u might think i'm a fan , so i'm sayin these stuffs but believe me i would say the same bout any star or even a regular person.

thank u.

Jul 12, 2010
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ATTRACTION
by: Roman

messi is the best player ever i seen.i am a great fan of him.when he plays it seems to me that why football is so attractive.To see his magic i cancel my exam.i am a great fan of messi ,bacelona and argentina.may allah live long him.

Jul 15, 2010
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failure is the step for sucess
by: Anonymous

my young and smart boy, your performs in the world cup was amazing.!Please donot worry about the failure,because failure is the step for great sucess.cheer up....

Novelist Pallikkunnan

Jul 21, 2010
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A genius
by: Anonymous

Very? hmmm... I'll call it "different" reading - lol.
First of all, I'm not quite sure how well you are familiar with Messi?s life (I?m sure not). But from what I read about him, I know that his parents made the move in order to be able to treat him, more than anything else. You must admire those simple people for doing anything in their power to help their boy. They tried to find treatment in Argentina before trying oversea. And to these days they keep their old house in Rosario. I must tell you that what I see here is simplicity and modesty and a very down to earth way of life (and I?m sure it is also realized in the way they raised their children).
As I also know, the children camp (forgot the name) of Barcelona does emphasis the need to study and not just play football. They teach them in schools around and make sure they will stay focus, humble, with no much pretention and basically make sure that they will grow up to be good human rather than arrogant lil brats.
Regarding being shy and with not much social life ? well, like many other things in life ? it is all depend on the way you interpreted it. I, for instance, find this to be quite charming actually. To see a man that seems to be well loved by his friends (on the pitch and in other occasions) and with the amount of worldwide fame and skills, but also who is so shy and humble, is refreshing. Not to mention that he seems to be very down to earth, very respectful to others and with a good attitude toward everything that happens in the pitch and outside the pitch. Actually, if to be honest, I think this attitude of him is what caused me to notice him in the first place. I had enough of arrogant sport-man/celebs and I was happy to adopt Messi as my favorite player in the world both b/c of his skills AND his manners. Also, he may be not very opinionate about politics, literature, art, etc (first ? how on earth do you know and second - please, give him a break ? he was only 19 at the time), but he sure opinionate when it comes to his profession. Just watch him playing his ?game? and declaring, again and again, that no matter what, he will continue playing this ?game?. Now, there is a whole philosophy around this ?game? and what a beautiful football is and what others might do to stop it. But let?s not go into it now?

Continue below?

Jul 21, 2010
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A genius
by: Anonymous

continue...

So I¡¦m not quite sure that you are judging him correctly. First of all, he was very young and had to deal with media and other kind of pressures that are well beyond what other young (or old, for that matter) need to deal with. With all the thousands words he probably said in interviews, you didn¡¦t like the few. Oh well. I mean how many 19-20 y old people do you know who show the kind of maturity you search in one, Leo Messi. And just look at him now, only two years later ¡V and you can see how much he was matured.
Just look of how he mentioned the injured Milito at the Barcelona celebrations last year, in front of tens of thousands of people. Does this behaviour look retarded to you? And what is it with this word. True, the combination of it with the word ¡§Genius¡¨ and ¡§Messi¡§sent me here in a flash, once it came up within my google search¡K but Please ¡V you would agree, I believe (well, if you ever bother reading it two years after writing it - lol), that this is a very poor choice of a word and I guess you chose it for publication more than for the true meaning of it.
You claimed that he was raised with the only one purpose of playing football and you said it was a parenting failure. Well, I might agree with you on this one (ignoring the question if this is even correct). But there is also another viewpoint to this. Geniuses are rare. A genius in the level of Messi happens, perhaps, once within a generation. Now, when it comes to geniuses, I would be particularly careful in judging them like I would judge others. Why? Because I don¡¦t know where this ability is coming from and whether the single-minded is one of the fundamental stones of personality which allows the growth of a genius. And God knows that we, the common people (well, I can speak only on my behalf), do need them to walk among us and make us happy or in awe, or think, or admire¡K
Regarding the hand-ball: all I can say is this ¡V never in my life had I seen a person who didn¡¦t cheat at least once. If he was a cheater by nature, I would be disgusted. But since he is not, I would let it be. Even I cheated once or twice ;) in my life. Didn¡¦t you?
And finally, I must say that although I¡¦m not agreeing with you on your conclusion, it was a very intelligent, sometime disturbing and thoughtful blog, so thank you (and it was the only time ever in my life to answer a blog ¡V so there you go).

Last ¡V for long time I was looking for the meaning of Soccer ¡V so thank you! ?º
Last-last ¡V sorry for not so good English ¡V after all, it is not my first language.

Aug 08, 2010
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Messi
by: LEB

Messi is just a little kid worth nothing. Watching him play football is like playing Playstation. Over rated and arrogant and will never be a role model.

Aug 26, 2010
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think again...
by: Anonymous

So what if messi didnt want go to school or pursue his studies so diligently? So what if he doesnt do anything besides play football? So what if he cheated in one small match against an insignificant team? After three years of from this article being written look what he's become. The greatest footballer the world has ever seen, greater even than maradona and pele. He was born to play football. He was born to show the world that theres more to life than just having a job and having a lot of money. He pursued his dream his way and look at him now. No one stands in his way. He doesnt need values, he just needs football. He doesnt need hobbies to keep him interested, football is his devotion, his religion. He doesnt need education, he has been taught football. He only lives for football.

Sep 19, 2010
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Messi is brilliant.
by: Anonymous

Umm... before you try to convince us that Messi is a pampered brat, please correct your terrible grammar. Your writing is so bad it completely discredits your work.

Oct 26, 2010
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dumbest article ever
by: Anonymous

omg! this is da dumbest article i hav ever seen...if messi is spoiled than wat is ronaldo how would u label him....messi is one the most humblest player i hav ever seen...u cant ask more frm a player..wat do u want him to do give a rose to every opposing player in the start of game....u r so freaking dumb...man i wish i can get this whole website off internet ...u made me so freaking mad....ahh as for his handball big deal it was way in past n now nobody even remembers it.....sucker......n his personal life u havnt done n e research at all.... even if he is not socially active,, how is tat a bad thing... most of da geniuses r not...tat doesn't make him life skill less(or watever u said)

Nov 02, 2010
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stup
by: Anonymous

messi is alright.

Nov 05, 2010
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Lazy Ass!
by: lucia

L.A.Z.Y! come on! it doesn't matter how good yo are at soccer, every child shouldnt be a little spoilt brat! lucky for Messi, he's a nice guy, and he did well in soccer, because if he didn't his life would really suck!

Nov 28, 2010
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suck my balls
by: Anonymous

duude you suuck!!! how tha f... do you know how he grew up??? Messi is the best!!! He touched the ball with his hand so what he iss still the best!!!! And how tha f... do you know what he does when he is home????? You suuuuck

Dec 01, 2010
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messi
by: sean

Come on people! Live him the hell alone!
Just let him show his great skills to the world..
The guy is a special talent..Let s just enjoy
while we can.

Cheers!

Dec 03, 2010
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Awesomenes
by: Aidan

Messi Rocks

Dec 03, 2010
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#1 FAN
by: Aidan

I am messi's #1 fan

Dec 12, 2010
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lol
by: Anonymous

Messi does like to play video games. I'm also pretty sure everyone's forgotten about the hand ball, it's not like it knocked someone out of the world cup...

Dec 12, 2010
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DUH!!!
by: Anonymous

Dude u suck way more dan u think..!!! First of all wats ur definition of a "spoilt brat" ?? sum1 who practices evry day, who is dedicated to d core 2 FOOTBALL.. Den what would you call those who party like hell n keep jugling girls sleepin around?? You have no right what so ever to write shit about Leo.Who d hell r u to judge???
Get a life!! u need a SHRINK.. Get well soon!!

Jan 11, 2011
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And what do you do?
by: Anonymous

Who cares whatever Messi does outside the field, he is a honest and desent guy, suporting his family and making millions of people happy. What do you do, besides writing a stupid blog trying to humiliate Messi. (deleted)

Jan 18, 2011
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what are you trying to do?
by: Anonymous

You allready know that messi is the best player of the world. you should be ashamed of yourself writting a stupid web against messi.

Jan 21, 2011
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MESSI IS NOT DUMB READ
by: Someone

Yay That time messi put that goal and that type of goal is called "Hand Of God" If you dont know search that on Image Search Hand of god Soccer

Jan 28, 2011
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very wrong
by: jacksid.10@gmail.com

every player has his own drawbacks.Messi'concentration on football made him so great and that is why you could write this article.such a small incident is visible in the life of many great players.

Feb 16, 2011
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Spoiled retard it is !!
by: Anonymous

People have a right to their opinion even if you don't agree, most of you defend this midget and you don't even know him yourselves , I've seen many interviews and reports about him and can say I agree with this article, he is a spoiled brat and in a couple of years when he's football worthless and there's a new kid on the block I'll be reading your wise cracks about this character

Feb 21, 2011
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dumb article
by: Anonymous

Americans like to talk about "role models". One question what type of "role model" was president Bush? Killing thousands of innocent people for no reason at all, and then totally lying to the American public, which totally believed what he says. What type of role models are your journalists?a bunch of fuking liars. Look at yourself before you talk about other people, because i am sure that you are not a perfect role model. Everyone makes mistakes. So please stop talking shit!

Mar 11, 2011
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You are sooo wrong
by: brandito

first off messi is the worlds greatest player he earned that you cant cheat your way to the top. second this isnt the first time a great player has done something like this and leo is usualy very fair so give the poor guy a break third if you made that goal would you tell the ref u were wrong? heck no you wouldnt.and lastly he has said before that he is very shy so thats y he doesnt socialize as much as sum people so you need to back off let it go and stop judging people

Apr 14, 2011
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really?
by: football man

First off! Get a life dude! Second if trying to spark controversy at least write about some one who is not as known cuz all that shot u made up is garbage! Its 2011 now and he is being considered at age 23 an all time great while your article will only keep me laughing till someone get rid of it!

Apr 26, 2011
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Argentinian hater
by: Anonymous

It is clear that the author is utterly bias, the facts he states are very wrong and he tries compulsively to spread non-sense hate towards Messi and Maradona. People who really know about soccer know they are probably the best things that has ever happened to the beautiful game, along with others and respectively in their time.

May 08, 2011
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Adrian or what so ever
by: Ebukadinho

u are such an illitrate u are a retarded fool,and also a badly sophisticated web owner.Gosh u suck!!!!ha i cant believe u will open ur mouth and say nonsense about d world best football player.messi is not just a star but a GOD,he is so cool and humble u dont have d right to interfere with his life,u want him to start drinking, womanizing and clubing around b4 u can say he has value and he is skillful.who told u he is not skillful, have u seen him play b4 in d training ground? Ha!!!! U better keep shut b4 dose crazy fan of messi burn up d 1 room and palour dat u are living in.Habhaha!!!!u are funny.

May 09, 2011
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Shut-up
by: Alaa Hajj

when you want to croticise someone you should be at least comparable with him or even better. Who are you to say that about a hero? who are you to criticise such a talented person? Who told you you idiot that school is everything in life? Leo's talent and abilities would need decades of teaching and no one would be able to immitate him so please shut up looser and never speak like someone who knows when you are someone sho knows nothing.

May 29, 2011
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Absolute Rubbish
by: Anonymous

You are sad, all of you. Why can you not just get on with your own lives and leave the guy alone. Just because you are a nobody and you didn't make it anywhere, doesn't mean you need to bring other people down because of that. What has happened is in the past and you should stop clinging to it and forget it. Instead of pointing out the flaws in other people point out the good things about them.If anything what I am trying to get out is that you should stop being so synical and leave messi alone. You are kind of staliking him you know and it is pretty creepy

Jun 26, 2011
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hands off ''leo''
by: toz

well wat the hell ..the writer seems to have a personal problem isnt it??? the reason we ol go to school is to make enuf money to sustain our livelihoods..n then????? we all have our gifts and messi's is purely football,fullstop....tht's why u urself would retire from your job if u were to find yourself a billionaire overnyt...

Jun 26, 2011
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Well, a fine article without understanding from others
by: RGS

You know, despite all the crap you got and still getting after 3 years, I still think it was a good article. What people are failed to notice is how Messi has evolved in a bad way as an sportsman. He is just good for himself and the article story is no so far from the truth and the barcelona scout didnt come there by chance since Messi has family spain before he went to the barcelona. Messi was much admired by my son but sorrily he is not a good example of fair play anymore. He now just fell down looking for a foul from every type of contact, even from the wind and that in my book is not fair play and even my son notice that. Worse than that, Messi has such a big name in football/soccer, whatever you want to call it that he has become untouchable by FIFA corrupting referees even when he commits a red foul card he doesnt get any punishment while other players gets hammered just by passing by him and Messi throwing himself to the ground without being touched. I use to like Messi a lot and I dont like Ctristiano Ronaldo, never will. Both are excellent players but has been spoiled by the spanish league and prima donna decease around that league. The only difference one is quiet while the other likes to talk. Both are brilliant players but both has become a bad example for kids for their behavior but anyway, who cares, right? well, wrong, kids watch these behavior and when they dont understand they take this to their own....in 4 years more you article will be more sound and many people around here will eat their words. Messi will become another maradona or even worst since you dont need to take drugs to become a bad example for th kids in any sport...

Aug 27, 2011
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Horrible
by: Anonymous

This article contains little to no truth value. You sound as if you know Lionel Messi personally, which I highly doubt. If you have ever seen him play his work ethic and humility are clearly evident. In his many interviews, he has spoken with great humility and eloquence. Your point about Messi having no values is also void. In nearly every game he plays he his tackled very cynically, as this is the only way to dispossess his of the ball, and he always gets up with with no attempt to get opposing players into trouble. He has said that he plays every game as if it will be his last, let's hope it's many years before the undisputed greatest player in the world takes his last touches in the NounCamp.

Sep 26, 2011
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On the contrary...
by: Anonymous

This article contain a lot of truth that so many fans don't want to see it. Dont get me wrong, Messi has the skill but lack of sportsmanship and has learnt the worst habits from his team Barca, to dive, cry to the referee, and get support from Platini and UEFA and even FIFA. Where was Messi in World CUp 2010? the worst part is that the SPAIN NATIONAL team is being tearing apart not because of the rivalities between 2 teams but UEFA and FIFA condescending behavior toward Barca team and this is what BARCA has become a bunch of crying and diving babies. Thank you UEFA to instruct your referees to over protect Barca players especially Messi. When Messi win three world cups like Pele we could start talking about who is the best player in football/soccer history. Until then not arguments to praise him that much base on European performance...

Sep 27, 2011
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leo messi
by: DANIEL

as long a i am concern messi is the best player on earth so talented so skilful messi you are number 1 i love you this my number 08130086786

Sep 27, 2011
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leo messi
by: DANIEL

as long a i am concern messi is the best player on earth so talented so skilful messi you are number 1 i love you this my number 08130086786

Jan 17, 2012
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by: Anonymous

I really doubt that any of this crap is true... and no, his father didn't "find a job" in Spain. Leo was recruited by Barca scouts. BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD! And so what if he's introverted? If everyone was outgoing, where's the variety? And might I add; 3 consecutive Ballon de oros!

Jan 18, 2012
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yah but... NEW
by: Anonymous

no world cup ;) i dont think he is the best player of the world plus golden ball it is kind of European thing and players who plays in europe. FIFA is overrated, referees are overrataed. let put some technology in Soccer so we dont get fake penalties like Messi gets and gets mad when he doesnt get them...

best regards...

Feb 10, 2012
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AUSTIN HATES BEN BECAUSE NEW
by: Austin Pratte

AUSTIN IS MESSI'S #1 FAN!!!!! NOBODY LISTEN TO BEN. HE IS AN IDIOT! AUSTIN AND BEN ARE RIGHT NEXT TO EACHOTHER!!!!

Feb 10, 2012
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I did this earlyer didn't I? NEW
by: Ben Herrera

Messi is awesome and he is my #1 fan MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am in 6th and austin is not his #1 fan I am austin is a butt head hahahaha!!!!!!!! soccer i play for real in CO and it is awesome austin is a looser jessica hates him and loves david villa and pele and ronaldo weird

Feb 10, 2012
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What NEW
by: Anonymous

Why do u dudes like messi. he is so harry and ugly! ugh pele is sooooooooooo much better and hotter. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Feb 10, 2012
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BEN IS UGLY NEW
by: AUSTIn PRATTE

NOBODY LSITEN TO BEN!. Austin is his his #1 fan and ben is ugly! :)

Feb 11, 2012
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austin NEW
by: Ben h

austin austin austin i am your not ther is not that much too it your sucha looser

Oct 02, 2013
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MATT ROCKS NEW
by: matt

I HAVE RETURNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND BEN AND AUSTIN I'M HIS BIGGEST FAN APPARENTLY

Oct 02, 2013
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MATT ROCKS NEW
by: matt

I HAVE RETURNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND BEN AND AUSTIN I'M HIS BIGGEST FAN APPARENTLY

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