Messi’s visit to Gabon
Organized at great expense by President Ali Bongo, the visit of Lionel Messi in Gabon is far from unanimous, especially on social networks.
The information had been leaked on Thursday on Mondafrique , kind of MediapartContinental before being confirmed by an official statement, then a player’s picture on the plane to Libreville. Yes, Lionel Messi arrives in Gabon. Obviously, he does not leave Barcelona for a transfer to FC 105 Libreville or AS Mangasport, but Barça star was there to answer the invitation of President Ali Bongo. Accompanied by Deco, his former teammate at FC Barcelona, Argentina, on his arrival, took against the foot protocols. Its off the plane even epic, and cheerfully animated twittosphere the sarcasm. The dress code was particularly shocked. Messi shows up quietly on the tarmac at the airport with a torn shorts and a simple shirt, all stubbly … Officially, he is there to lay the first stone of the future stadium in Port-Gentil, with a view the African Cup of Nations 2017, held in Gabon. The Barcelona is also there to participate in the strike com ‘Ali Bongo, President of Gabon, and football fan. Ungrateful, and few look on his presidential function, the strong man of the country is then transformed into private driver for Barça star in the streets of Libreville. Together in a jeep, tied belts, they pretended the crowd … not to the liking of everyone. This escapade quickly ignited the Gabonese opposition. Bongo’s opponents felt that Messi came against a heavy financial consideration as the country is enormous social problem, and threatened by falling crude oil prices.