Lionel Messi capped off the greatest night of his career last year when he finally lifted the World Cup trophy. Messi captained Argentina to their third World Cup title after defeating France in a nail-biting final of the World Cup 2022. While millions of fans celebrated Messi’s success, some fans haven’t been convinced. Many have questioned the validity of Messi’s achievement in Qatar, claiming that the World Cup was “rigged”.
Soccer coach Mehran Rowshan is the latest in line to raise doubts over Messi’s World Cup win. Mehran is a soccer coach based in Dubai. He is the founder, director, and head coach of Alliance Football Club. Mehran has gained popularity with the videos that he posts on his social media channels like YouTube and Instagram. However, in his latest controversial video, Mehran claimed that FIFA has always favored Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mehran pointed out that Adidas, which is the chief sponsor of the events organized by FIFA, is a huge source of income for FIFA. He further said that Adidas is also the main sponsor of Lionel Messi. Mehran said, “Does FIFA want Messi to win all the time? Or if it was Ronaldo being the face of Adidas, Ronaldo would have gotten more attention? More respect, more Ballon d’Or?“
Mehran claimed that since Messi is sponsored by Adidas, and Ronaldo is sponsored by Nike, FIFA has a bias toward the Argentine star. Mehran went on to say, “at the end of the day, money is everything.” Mehran’s controversial video has already amassed more than 50,000 views. In addition to that, this video has further sparked the ongoing debate between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Fans react to the controversial video on Lionel Messi and Adidas
Mehran Rowshan’s viral video claiming Lionel Messi has been favored by FIFA because of his connections with Adidas has created a huge controversy. Mehran’s video has drawn up a series of harsh reactions from soccer fans. Although, few fans have also supported Mehran’s controversial views.
One fan commented, “Facts coach, respect increasing every video. W Person.” Another commented, “Exactly, FIFA always trying to make Messi win all the time, nothing happen until WC 2022 until it held on FIFA partners home (Qatar Airways and Qatar Energy).” However, many fans defended Messi in the comments. One user said, “Bro these conspiracy theories are killing me.“
Another fan explained, “A boy born outside Europe in South America and went to conquer the world and some ppl are saying fifa is favoring him where were fifa in 2014 2015 2016.” Some fans even mocked Ronaldo, saying,” Damn! Oh well, Ronaldo’s fault for choosing Nike.”
Although Mehran did anger the fans of Lionel Messi with his recent video, Mehran was also one of the first people to congratulate Messi on the World Cup win. He also congratulated the fans of Messi and asked them to go easy on the Ronaldo fans who were rather unhappy after Portugal’s disappointing World Cup campaign.