I don’t know who Lionel Messi is but he seems to be some soccer dude, and apparently he is mortal and can barf.
Messi (who was only a sub) sitting on the bench during the first half of Barcelona’s match against Deportivo La Coruna. He’s sitting there, watching the game… when he starts to vomit.
Some of you might not think much of it. You might think the fact Messi came on later in the game and scored in a 4-0 win suggests this was just a strange, inconsequential moment.
However, this clip takes on a much bigger significance once you look at the considerable history of Messi puking.
Why does this keep happening? There are several theories, but the one offered by former Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella might be the most revealing. “Nerves. I reckon that in these moments there is anxiety more than anything.”
Not something Messi probably wanted the world to hear, but if that’s true, it does prove a couple of things.
- The stress of being a football genius is far greater than many of us realize.
- Barcelona’s main man does have at least one human flaw which proves he is not a hi-tech footballing cyborg from the future.