‘Don’t say that!’ – Messi defends Brighton star after Liverpool target was bullied

‘Don’t say that!’ – Messi defends Brighton star after Liverpool target was bullied

After being ridiculed by the rest of his team, Liverpool transfer target Alexis Mac Allister once recalled the story of how seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi protected him against their Argentinian teammates. Mac Allister was a target for Liverpool’s transfer.

Mac Allister, then 23 years old, was getting ready to participate in Argentina’s final World Cup qualification matches when the new year of 2022 began.

This would be the first time since 2019 that he would be joining the first team set-up for La Albiceleste.

On the other hand, the Brighton star endured a minor setback during the period in which he was adjusting to his new surroundings, as a result of the fact that several of his colleagues made jokes about him because of his appearance.

It was a blessing that his captain came to his rescue to make sure that something like this would never happen again.

According to what Mac Allister told The Athletic, he remembered that everyone called him “Colo,” which is the Argentine word for ginger. “I don’t care for it very much, and he shared my sentiments with the other players. He told me, “Don’t call him Colo because he doesn’t like that name, so don’t call him that!”

The number 20 player for Argentina praised the PSG powerhouse as someone he has looked up to in the sport, recalling the experience of meeting his idol and getting the opportunity to train with him. He also talked highly of the PSG talisman as someone who has inspired him in the sport.

“I was absolutely red with crimson. I didn’t even feel like greeting the person. Even meeting one of the best players in the world gave me a lot of anxiety, but in the end, it turned out to be an amazing experience.

“It’s something I won’t be able to forget in a hurry. My dad used to play with Diego Maradona, and I used to be able to train with Lionel Messi. It was a magical time. We have a great deal of pride in it.

The potential new signing for Liverpool has made tremendous strides since that time, and is now able to share the common bond with his hero of being a world champion following England’s victory on penalties against France in the World Cup Final in December of last year. This victory marked the culmination of a tournament in which they both played such integral roles.

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‘Don’t say that!’ – Messi defends Brighton star after Liverpool target was bullied