You will hear many in the world call Lionel Messi a God among men in the soccer world. However, there is a story revolving in the news that will taint Messi’s reputation to an all-time low. ‘Messi 14’ allegedly refers to the age of a girl Messi once dated.
According to some reporters, an 18-year-old Messi was once involved with a 14-year-old girl. The girl, named Macarena Lemos, is now an Argentine model. She has said in an interview about how protective Messi’s mother was of him. Messi’s mother even chased after Lemos with a frying pan!
Here’s the story narrated by Lemos herself, according to Bleacher Report: “She [Messi’s mother] was following me and taking photos until I turned around and asked her what was going on. That’s when she started insulting me. What was she doing there in the electronics section, with a frying pan in her hand? She was following me with a telephone and a frying pan.
Lionel Messi dated a 14 year old as an 18 year old adult. Is the moral high ground army that persecutes an innocent Ronaldo every day going to speak upon the proven crimes Lionel Andreas Messi has committed? pic.twitter.com/CD6SCrhh7Y
— 🃏 (@primmzx) November 29, 2021
I have never came out and said whether I had slept with her son. I was 14 and he was 18 – and I didn’t reveal anything about our relationship. She treated me like I was nothing, as if I were hanging from her son’s ribs. She seems to think I said something to a magazine, but I never did. They are confused.”
This story has gathered pace as of now. It has the potential to taint Messi’s reputation like no other. Dating a 14-year-old while being 18 yourself is never acceptable anywhere.
‘Messi 14′ continues to be critics’ weapon of choice against the Argentine legend
Fans and critics of the Argentine have wasted no breath in using this to defame Messi. Many have called out the unacceptable nature of the proceedings. Here are a few reactions to the story:
FIFA probably paid off the victim aswell 100%
— Mauro (@ghst_z) March 2, 2023
bro he is the most protected player, what do u expect
— Sheikha Fatima Bint Ronaldo 🇸🇦 🇵🇹 (@fatima_rondrid) February 25, 2023
I just found out that when Lionel Messi was 18 he dated a 14 year old girl, wtf this is sick why have I never seen anyone mention this!?
— . (@danyshalliwell) August 19, 2019
Even with this story revolving in the background, Messi is enjoying a Godlike status in Argentina. He was recently mobbed by fans outside a restaurant in Buenos Aires. He was seen enjoying the fan frenzy of the people who had gathered in flocks to see him.
Messi wasted no time in Paris and traveled to Argentina for the international break. Argentina will face Panama and Curacao in the break as they take the field for the first time after lifting the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.