Lionel Messi and Barcelona teammates read tweets about themselves

Published Add your comment

Football News

The tributes poured in for Lionel Messi last night after the Barcelona star netted the 37th hat-trick of his career.

Messi put Manchester City to the sword with a clinical performance, complimenting his three goals by winning a penalty and assisting Neymar’s late goal.

Nolito claimed he was the difference at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, and it’s hard to disagree.

Search ‘Messi incredible’ in Twitter and the appraisals are endless. Don’t let Steve McManaman’s commentary fool you - the 29-year-old was class.

Twitter has become the ideal medium for fans to express their views about, well, pretty much everything. It’s even become quite common for celebrities to read ‘mean tweets’ about themselves.

But it’s near impossible to find one negative comment about Messi. Even the most ardent Real Madrid fan will have a hard time criticising the Argentine.

So Barca simply decided to have Messi read positive tweets about himself.

Barca stars read tweets

The 29-year-old was joined by Gerard Pique, Arda Turan, Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Roberto in reading out the messages. Messi seems to find the whole experience rather awkward, confessing to sweating after reading a tweet that compared him to God.

He denies that he is an alien, claiming, “I’m completely normal.” Try telling the hundreds of defends you’ve roasted that, Leo.

Luis Enrique was full of praise for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner after his hat-trick against Man City left Barcelona with one foot in the Champions League knockout stage.

"It’s clear that he is the best player in the world," Enrique said, per Sport.

"He is the complete interpretation of everything football is. It would be naive to doubt Leo.

"He’s once again been decisive. He was present in all the game’s important moments. And he even made them nervous when they gifted him the first goal!

"It’s what happens when you give a centimetre to our most dangerous player."

Is Leo Messi the greatest player in football history? Let us know in the comments section below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

La Liga
Gerard Pique
Luis Suarez
Andres Iniesta
Lionel Messi

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again