Leo Messi, footballer of Barcelona, received last Thursday the Creu de Sant Jordi
, a distinction that the Generalitat gives annually to those people who "have rendered outstanding services to Catalonia in the defense of their identity, especially in the civic and cultural field". Thus, this award was given to the Argentine at the hands of Quim Torra, rewarding the "humility and honesty" he embodies and for his contribution to the future largest pediatric oncology center in Europe.
However, during the ceremony an episode took place that did not seem to like Messi too much. At a certain moment of the act, the audience began to chant the words "llibertat, political prisoners" while accompanying them with applause. As they could capture the cameras of «Atresmedia», the Barca player did not want to add to the applause dedicated to the imprisoned. Thus, Messi, protagonist of the day, remained as the only impassive before the independence demands.
The discomfort of Messi says more than a thousand words. pic.twitter.com/NuwpAm0p0v- Samuel Gutiérrez (@ Samurvcf2)
May 16, 2019 In his speech, Torra also wanted to send a "fraternal embrace" to the prisoners and has advocated "go further," urging the Catalans to "demand more" as a people. (tagsToTranslate) messi (t) independence