Lionel Messi BLANKS Salt Bae in laudable final exchange after World Cup final as fans question ‘absurd’ decision to allow Turkish chief onto the pitch and touch the trophy following triumph argentina
The video showed Lionel Messi doing his best to avoid Salt Bae the day after Argentina won the World Cup.
The Paris Saint-Germain star led the South American side to world glory on Sunday night, scoring twice to help his side beat France 4-2 on penalties at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
And footage circulating on social media showed the Turkish chief desperately trying to get closer to Messi, putting his hand on his shoulder and forcing him to reluctantly shake his hand despite his obvious concern, before trying to hold him back. new.
Video showed Lionel Messi (second from left) avoiding Salt Bae (grey suit) after the World Cup
After Messi’s brace helped Argentina win the World Cup final on penalties against France on Sunday, the ‘celebrity’ chief tried to catch Messi in the final praiseworthy exchange (above )
After the captain turned around, visibly puzzled, the Turk again tried to pull his shoulder
In the Twitter video titled ‘Even Messi knows Salt Bae is a hack’, fans angrily asked why 39-year-old Nusret Gokce, real name, was allowed onto the pitch.
One fan said: ‘F***ng nonsense. Who left Saltbae in the field? I saw a bunch of pictures of him holding the World Cup trophy, and even a picture of him biting into a medal.
“At least Messi knew not to pay attention to this guy trying to make THEIR moment about HIM. Desperately grabbing Messi.
Salt Bae also approached Messi’s Argentina teammate Angel Di Maria, posing for a video with the winger and saying ‘Wow’ as they held the trophy together.
Messi, 35, finally shook hands with the Z-lister reluctantly at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar
Fans angrily asked why Salt Bae was allowed to touch, lift and kiss the trophy on the pitch
He also put a World Cup winners gold medal in his mouth after the Albiceleste triumph
He then knocked the precious gold trophy, hitting it with a silver ring he was wearing, as it made an audible noise, leaving Di Maria completely puzzled beside him.
Another posted, “Someone actually let SaltBae touch the World Cup and he hit her,” followed by a crying emoji.
FIFA rules state that only a ‘very select group of people’ can touch the trophy, including World Cup winners and heads of state, calling into question why the Z-lister was allowed to approach it.
Likewise, French star Kylian Mbappe, who scored a hat-trick in the final, looked desperate to ignore repeated clumsy attempts by French President Emmanuel Macron to console him.
Mbappe cut a desperate figure after Argentina’s victory despite his heroism, becoming the second man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, with the match ending 3-3 after extra time.
Macron was seen trying to console Mbappe after the penalty shootout, with the French president lifting the striker off the pitch and grabbing his arm.
Mbappe tried to walk away from Macron, as the politician spoke to him in support.
After addressing Mbappe, Macron appears to have been cleared following the defeat of French head coach Didier Deschamps.
French President Emmanuel Macron (left) also awkwardly tried to console Kylian Mbappe
Macron offered the striker more words of support during the post-match presentation
Mbappe finished as Qatar’s top scorer but cut a desperate figure after the final loss
He again tried to console Mbappe during the post-match presentation, when the PSG star received his runners-up medal and golden boot.
“It’s extraordinary what Mbappé has done, but the whole team,” Macron told RMC Sport. “Mbappe is a great player but he is young.
“I told him he was only 23, he was the top scorer in the World Cup, he won a World Cup, he was in the final.
“I was as sad as him. I told him he made us very proud, and in the end we lost a football match, we were so close. It’s like that in sports.