Lionel Messi, the forward football player of Argentina and Barcelona has announced his retirement, leaving all his fans shocked and upset. This announcement came after Messi missed a penalty shooutout against in Chile in the Copa America final.
Messi said, “For me the national team is over. I’ve done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion.”
This hurt the football fans more as Zlatan Ibrahimović also announced his retirement from the UEFA EURO.
Messi may have won eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues with Barcelona but 2008 Olympic gold is his major International achievement. This loss to Chile finally broke Messi in view of the fact that it was the third continuous defeat of Argentina in finals.
Fans of Messi took to Twitter to express their disappointment because Messi’s announcement of retirement came as a rude shock to them and left the fans disheartened.
Here are some of the selected tweets:
Messi retiring at an age when doctors just about start their careers. Sigh! #Messi
— The Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) June 27, 2016
Messi should somehow ‘Copa’ with this hard time:
I just woke up and found the entire Football scene just changed.
Messi should somehow Copa with this hard time.
— Alekhya Das (@iAlekhyaDas) June 27, 2016
My face reading that messi ain't gone play for Argentina anymore. pic.twitter.com/0BUv9YAOw5
— Papi Los (@LosAppleSauce) June 27, 2016
This user got emotional on Messi’s retirement:
Messi, you are being ridiculously selfish by quitting your national team!
This is NOT the sign of a champion!
Your country needs you!
— Italians For Trump (@Italians4Trump) June 27, 2016
The year of exits:
The year of exits! Messi announces his retirement from international football.
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) June 27, 2016
Someone please show Messi a photo of Shahid Afridi……
Someone please go and show Lionel Messi a pic of Shahid Afridi. We want him back
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) June 27, 2016
What a legend he is!
Messi retired to save people from GOT spoilers. Whatay legend!
— dorku (@Dorkstar) June 27, 2016
Messi: "This ain't my cup of ArgenTEAna"
— H (@CrazyHumanKid) June 27, 2016
Can’t believe it!
Indian mothers be like:
Indian mothers will now be like, "ab toh messi bhi retire ho gaya, kab shaadi karega!!".
— billoo (@MohitParmarr) June 27, 2016
Kids these days I tell you…..
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) June 27, 2016
He’s a genius!
Messi… Made his haters happy again… Man is a genius 👏👏👏
— R 🙃 (@Reeeeema9_n) June 27, 2016
None can blame him for the retirement:
Messi doesn’t need a trophy to prove that he’s the greatest:
Messi don't need a World Cup trophy in his career. He's already the greatest of all time as is
— david (@bigballerdav) June 27, 2016
This is what Messi just needed before announcing retirement:
— PocketGaming (@YTPocketGaming) June 27, 2016
Ashutosh’s reaction on hearing the news:
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) June 27, 2016
Messi after retirement:
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) June 27, 2016
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