Lionel Messi robe controversy: Will Argentine captain accept $1M offer for his World Cup winning bisht?

There lived a magician with his wig and flute who made the world diluted, amazed, and appreciated. Certainly, Messi lacks a wig and a flute, but he can make the magic happen on or off the pitch, with or without wearing a bisht.

When Argentina was crowned champion, Messi was seen putting on a bisht by the “Emir of Qatar,” as a symbol of royalty, wealth, chivalry, and wisdom, and it is believed to be the highest honor a man can achieve in Qatar or in the Arabic peninsula.

Everything Lionel Messi does, and wears must be a focal point of attraction, and the same is true for the bisht, which national heroes can wear.

Ahmed Al Barwani, a member of Oman’s parliament and a lawyer, made Messi a lucrative offer to consider because he is strongly motivated to obtain the thing Messi wore during the final.

How alluring the offer was for Messi to consider?

Barwani is desperate for the robe, having offered one million dollars just to get his hands on it, and he intends to use it as a public display.

“From the Sultanate of Oman, I congratulate you for winning the World Cup Qatar 2022. he Arabic bisht, a symbol of chivalry and wisdom. I’m offering you a million dollars (£829,000) in return for that bisht. I was at the stadium watching that moment live when the Emir of Qatar gave Messi the bisht.”- Barwani said.

“This moment told the world that we are here, and this is our culture, please know it well. It will be displayed to commemorate that moment of pride, and to help us relive it, and to also remind us that we can (do anything). This tournament was a source of pride and has highlighted important facts about how we didn’t forget about Palestine and that Arabs are one and united.”- he further added.

What will be Messi’s Verdict on this?

Well! It will be a matter of debate, and Messi has yet to say anything about it, and he will not want to lose the thing just because someone offered him a million dollars.

Lionel Messi Luis Suarez Rakitic Barcelona
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, all smile at their time in Barcelona (Source: Getty)

The bisht is prized possession in Lionel Messi’s Museum, clearly an Arabian honor to the man symbolizing the highest praise.

Comment with your thoughts and what you would have done if you were Lionel Messi.

Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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