Now that the Copa América has come and gone, it’s time for all of us to go back to our lives and forget about football for a while. God knows that all of the tournaments Argentina has participated in for what seems like a century now have ended in massive disappointments, so chances are that the sooner we put it behind us, the better we will all be for it.
But before we do that, we’ve got one hell of a treat for you all.
YouTube user and future Grammy winner (at least in my book) Lucas Requena created the ultimate send-off video for the Albiceleste with a hilarious remix of Lionel Messi’s postgame tirades against Conmebol that you just have to see to believe.
Now I’m no expert, but I hope you’ll agree with me: this video is a masterpiece. I mean, for one, it actually sounds much better than a bunch of God awful reggae songs out there. Messi’s words actually seem to have a sort of rhythm to them for some magical reason. Requena even finds musicality in the extended “eeeee” Messi tends to pronounce at the beginning of some of his interventions.
He then fills the video up with quotes from a bunch of incensed football analysts bitching about the VAR, the Brazilian football mafia, and one that actually claims that he would have assaulted the referee if he had the chance. You know, the usual insane banter you see when you tune into any random minute of a sports broadcast in this country. Oh, and I haven’t even mentioned the glorious cameo from Diego Maradona himself. This is just priceless from beginning to end.
With over 300,000 views on YouTube alone, there is no doubt that this was what the country needed for its collective football hangover. We leave you now with a tweet from Twitter user @DanEdwardsGoal that pretty much sums it all up.
PS: thanks for the memories Lucas Requena. Not all heroes wear capes.
Did you enjoy Messi’s anti-referee and anti-CONMEBOL rant but deep inside feel that it was a shame he didn’t set it to reggae music? Your prayers have been answered. pic.twitter.com/5pP8JJKVXc
— Daniel Edwards 💚 (@DanEdwardsGoal) July 10, 2019