There is one thing common between Barcelona FC and Messi other than the fact that the latter plays for the former and there is the humongous fan following they both have. If you put all their fans into a country, it would be larger than most of the countries and definitely more populated than most European countries! Such has been the impact they have had on football fans all over the world. Messi has grown into an incredible football player, creating a sense of jealousy and pride in even his opponents.
And there has been another phenomenon that brings instant cheers to millions worldwide during every Christmas season. So when Santa took to the club’s official YouTube channel to declare that he was a diehard fan of Barcelona FC and Messi, a mini earthquake ensued! The Barcelona fans were ecstatic understandably, but a lot of other clubs were left heartbroken. But, once the initial elation wore down, it became so much clearer; an incredible football team with a rich history and a young, talented, yet humble footballer who have conquered millions of hearts. They spread joy just by doing what they do. And they spread it all year long. So it does not come across as a surprise that Santa himself is a fan of Barcelona FC and Messi.
One might argue that Santa brings festive cheers to only a portion of the world population i.e. Christians. On the other hand, the religion Barcelona FC and Messi follows- that of football, knows no religion! Neither does it know race, color, caste, ethnicity or nationality. Football is an emotion that can bring together a Palestinian and a Jew, an Indian and a Pakistani, even Hilary and Trump together! It is hard for anyone not to be a fan of them, let alone Santa!
Santa is known for the rampant cheers and festive mood he brings along with him during December. But this jolly figure wrapped in red acknowledges that he does not stand a chance when it comes to the happiness Barcelona FC and Messi spread all year long. While his is a visit that ends with the festive season, Barcelona and Messi are here to stay, and keep spreading joy for seasons together.
But then why did Santa pick Barcelona and Messi? Why not CR7 and Real? These are questions that may run through every football fans minds. It could not just have been a random choice. It is not as if all the Barcelona fans collectively wished for this Christmas wish. There is obviously something more than what meets the eye. We believe that the reason could have been the presence of the perfect three wise men in Barcelona’s line up- Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez! Although many a team out there has wonderful players playing for them, which better three wise men to pick than these three? We would like to believe that this was the reason why Santa picked Barcelona and Messi!