Lionel’s Train of Thought

Many of the world’s top athletes have “crafted personalities and, in most cases, messages they were interested in conveying. They spoke to us. Lionel Messi, whose global presence rivals any athlete’s, does not. His soundtrack, such as it is, comes from a mixture of screams and shouts, gasps and gulps, all of which emanate not from him but rather from the millions upon millions who are mesmerized by the sweet magic pouring from his feet like cake batter. This is how Messi has chosen to confront his fame. He is the quietest superstar.” (I wonder if he’d consider running for office…) Sam Borden in ESPN the Mag: Stay Messi, My Friend.

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