Provincial French Side Attempts To Buy Lionel MessiBy: The Offside | March 10th, 2011
Let’s establish something: there isn’t a club in the world which doesn’t want Lionel Messi – even Real Madrid.
Another fact, perhaps a few levels below: no one can get Messi.
That didn’t stop a French club president from trying, in jest, and being rebuffed with a six month suspension for his chuckling troubles.
The fee is unknown, but it may have involved several advanced equations and an infinity to the second power. Which would have been immediately matched by Man City’s kajillionaires had they received wind of the audacious bid.
Enjolras, bemused by the FFF’s lack of proportion, explained what had happened: “To submit bids among small clubs, you need to fill out forms on the internet. I decided to register a bid so I typed the name Lionel Messi, his date of birth and his parent club into the system. Then the league transmitted the request to the federation. They were shocked by it and refused to send it to their Spanish counterparts. I have been suspended for six months, of which three are suspended. It was just a joke, to amuse friends.
“I’m going to have spend three months in the bar.”
Lame joke, but this man should clearly be hired to run Palermo, making it easily the most entertaining – and possibly drunk – club in history.
What a ridiculously awesome sport this is on the off days.