THE rosary beads of this time is constant news for two things, one ingenious and unrepeatable, the other dramatic: Lionel Messi and the drug violence in one of the most important cities of Argentina. These two phenomena crossed paths this Thursday, through a mafia message which is also a sign of pessimism for the whole Argentine football.
A supermarket belonging to the family of Antonella Roccuzzo, the wife of the captain of the national team, woke up with the shooting of the shutters. There were 14 shots that the front of Onlylocated in via Lavalle 2500. And a note addressed to the PSG star: “Messi, we are waiting for you. Javkin is a drug trafficker, he won’t take care of you…”.
The violent episode took place around 3 in the morning when at least two people on a motorbike violated the facade of the restaurant which is managed by a cousin of Leo’s wife. YouAll bullets hit the blinds.
The threat, which also affects the mayor of the city, Paul Javkinbecame the topic of the day and several representatives of Argentine politics spoke about it, including former president Mauricio Macri, who this week posed with Messi after the awards gala The bestin Paris.
“This is terrible. Another warning to the national and Santa Fe governments that you cannot live with the drug trafficker. You must fight him decisively. At the end of the year that begins to change. All my support to Leo, Antonela and their families,” wrote the former president.
Knowing the low profile that both Messi and the rest of his family manage, no one around him has talked about it, at least for now.
Chance to see it at Newell’s
Messi He became a footballer at Barcelona but was born in the lower ranks of the Newell’s and has always expressed the desire to wear the jersey as a professional. His dream is the illusion of all Leprosy fans but also of Argentine football in general. However, this violent episode that shakes Rosario destroys any intention of repatriate to the prodigal son
At the age of 35, Messi is still in full swing, crowned the best of all by FIFA and negotiating what his fate will be once his contract with him ends. psg, half a year. You can continue to Paris, Barcelona is waiting and the mls He wants to take it to North America. Much will depend on how his team is doing in the Champions League (next week he will play the rematch against Bayern). But we always talk about Newell’s. Is there this possibility?
“He’s thinking about playing at Newell’s,” his friend Kun Agüero said during the World Cup. “Let’s wait and see what happens,” added cautiously Maxi Rodríguez, another club idol, who will have his Rosario tribute match in June, with Messi among the announced guests. “We don’t want to put pressure on him, it depends 100% on him”, explain the top management.
The truth is that seeing Messi play in Argentine football seems like a utopia. The economic context does not help, even if it would no longer be an impediment for Leo. The variable that weighs is that of the return to a society that for years has lived with the war on drugs in its streets: in 2022 alone there were 288 murders in the Great Rosary, and there are 57 in the first two months of 2023.
Recently, Michele Angelo Russo, DT of Rosario Central, has broken the bubble that usually dominates football to reveal what happens from the field to the outside. “It’s difficult for us to bring reinforcements. There are wives who don’t want to come and live in Rosario,” said the experienced coach. And he added: “It’s very difficult to say, it hurts a lot.”
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