Messi wore black in the controversial coronation ceremony, fans shared photos of Pele in response

Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Sunday, by beating France. As the world celebrates the Latin American nation’s third World Cup title, the world burst into ecstasy as Lionel Messi lifted the JulesRimetrophy title for his country and team. .

Many exclaimed that “The Messi biopic has a fitting climax” as the world celebrated the Argentinian talisman that led his team to victory in the final match against France.

After the victory, during the award ceremony, when MessI walked up to the podium, he was presented with a black robe by the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Called ‘bisht’, this caught the attention of many viewers, who were still confused as to why Messi was wearing a black robe?

“One last flourish from Qatar. Dress up Lionel Messi in a bisht before allowing him to lift the world championship trophy. What the hell are we watching?” one Twitter user wrote.

Some took to twitter with their questions about Bisht. Some argue that this weakens the LM10 jersey with the Argentina shirt. However, Messi then opted for Argentina’s more familiar blue-and-white striped jersey, which features three gold stars – one for each World Cup.

Messi featured the image of wearing the traditional ‘bisht’ robe that the emir gave to the emblem of Argentina. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani draped the shirt over Messi’s shoulders and the Argentinian conductor seemed delighted to be given the honor.

What is the meaning of Bisht?

Bisht is a traditional Qatari dress worn by royal families, politicians, religious scholars and the wealthy on special occasions. According to Arabic news, no fabric is considered better than ‘Bisht’ to make a difference in such momentous occasions.

In the Gulf country Bisht are worn on special occasions and signify an honorary designation. Winning the FIFA World Cup definitely counts as one. Therefore, it seems appropriate that a garment normally reserved for high-ranking figures, as a sign of honor, be presented to Messi in recognition of his career, hard work and achievements.

Messi wears Bisht shirt- Controversy

Many people questioned Messi wearing Bisht when he went on stage to receive the trophy and the Golden Ball. While it may have been a sign of honor for the Arabs, many match-watchers saw the move as unnecessary and an attempt to overshadow Messi’s historic achievement.

Pablo Zabaleta, who played with Messi at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, asked “Why? There’s no reason to do that.”

One Twitter user wrote: ‘It was also worn during graduation, quite fitting for Messi’s circumstances.

Some Twitter users defended Messi giving the traditional Bisht. Some cite the example of Brazilian soccer legend Pele wearing a Mexican Sombrero hat after winning his third FIFA World Cup in 1970.

“It’s formal occasion attire and is worn for celebrations,” Hassan Al Thawadi, general secretary of Qatar’s tournament organizing committee, is quoted by BBC Sport when asked about ‘Bisht’. “This is a celebration of Messi.

“The World Cup has had the opportunity to introduce to the world our Arab and Muslim culture. This is not about Qatar, it is a celebration of the region.

“People from different walks of life have been able to come, experience what is happening here and understand that we may not agree on everything, but we can still celebrate together. .”

While Messi himself seems to have no problem wearing the ‘Bisht’, the moment has drawn mixed reactions from the football world.

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