Conspiracy theory links Leo Messi’s goal celebration vs Leganes to support for Christopher Columbus

Leo Messi

Barcelona 2 – Leganes 0

Two games, two wins for Barcelona.

After Quique Setien’s side beat Mallorca 4-0 away in their first game back, Barcelona beat Leganes 2-0 at an empty Camp Nou on Tuesday.

17-year-old starlet Ansu Fati broke the deadlock for Barca in the 42nd minute.

Leo Messi scored a 69th penalty – his 21st goal of the La Liga season – to wrap up the points.

Barcelona are five points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the league, although Real have a game in hand.

 

Leo Messi’s goal celebration vs Leganes

After Messi slotted home his spot-kick, the Argentine initially celebrated with a short, playful jump in the air.

Leo Messi's goal celebration vs Leganes (1)

Leo Messi’s goal celebration vs Leganes (1)

His teammates duly mobbed him, and Messi lapped up the adulation.

Gerard Pique was the last player to go up to Messi after his goal.

Leo Messi's goal celebration vs Leganes (2)

Leo Messi’s goal celebration vs Leganes (2)

Pique definitely whispered something into Messi’s ear, and that’s when the Argentine purposefully turned around to produce the most iconic image of the game.

 

Conspiracy theory: Leo Messi’s goal celebration proves he supports for Christopher Columbus

Argentine paper Ole have taken the conspiracy theory into the mainstream…

According to Ole, Messi’s goal celebration can be interpreted as support for Christopher Columbus.

There’s an undoubted similarity to Messi’s pose and a statue of Christopher Columbus in Barcelona.

So why would Messi care about 16th-century explorer? Ole note:

In the city of Barcelona, ​​a debate was opened in recent days around the statue of Christopher Columbus on La Rambla.

While some groups are in favor of removing the monument, the mayor, Ada Colau, opposes its removal and said that “it is an icon of the city for better or for worse.”

 

So what was Messi’s celebration all about?

Messi’s celebration has focused attention from his adoring fans as it was new.

However, nobody knows what Messi’s message was all about.

It feels like those trying to link the goal celebration to Christopher Columbus are hoping to create a narrative which probably fits their political motives rather than the Messi’s.

Leo Messi’s amazing run vs Leganes

 

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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