“It’s Football U Dumba**” – NBA Superstar Trae Young Equates Lionel Messi to God, Through Kanye West’s Million Dollar Album, Leaving Fans in Disbelief

Published 03/20/2023, 11:30 PM EDT

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It has been a decent year for Lionel Messi so far. On a good note, the player won many accolades, including the prestigious 2022 FIFA World Cup and the FIFA Best Player award. Superstars from various sports disciplines have congratulated him. It’s been more than 3 months since his World Cup and it seems not everyone is over the Lionel Messi hype. NBA Superstar Trae Young recently donned a Messi jersey ahead of the NBA game and even compare him to ‘God’.

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Lionel Messi is indeed an influential player both on and off the pitch, so much so that the world writes songs for him. In fact, his name was summoned in Kanye West’s famous album track, “Off The Grid”. The song has, of course, caught the attention of the soccer world, and they were quite impressed with it.

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Fans slam Trae Young over his recent support for Lionel Messi

Kanye’s song has become quite popular, as many have listened to it on loop. In fact, the lyrics seem to have caught NBA superstar Trae Young’s attention. The Atlanta Hawks star recently tweeted a photo of himself wearing Lionel Messi’s Argentina shirt.

In fact, he even wrote Kanye’s track lyrics, as his caption goes, “I talk to God every day. That’s my bestie. They playin’ soccer in my backyard. I think I see Messi.” However, it seems Young’s action backfired, as many netizens have lashed out at the NBA superstar on Twitter.

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While many are slamming the NBA star, some fans are showing Young warm support.

It was quite a fan moment displayed by the Hawks star, yet, it seems fans lashed out at him. But still, the player received warm support from other soccer fans.

Messi’s PSG endure horrific loss

Once again, Lionel Messi and PSG endured a shock loss, thus displaying a poor performance in front of their fans. After a horrific exit from the Champions League, the Parisians suffered another shock defeat at Parc des Princes.

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Christophe Galtier’s men suffered a 2-0 defeat against Rennes on Sunday. It was a shambolic display, as neither Messi nor Mbappe could help their side win. However, the loss didn’t affect their title hopes, as even after the loss, they are first in the French league.

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The Parisians are 11 points clear of their rivals, Marseille. They will be looking to keep it this way. However, they would need to buckle up as they face French giants Lyon in the next domestic fixture. They’ll be looking to win the emphatic match and extend their lead in the league.

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Abhishek Mishra is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. With a keen interest in sports, he is pursuing journalism and aspires to become a sports journalist. Watching and playing soccer since childhood, Abhishek has won many accolades as well.
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