Brazilian legendary footballer, Pele, has been a subject of intense criticism following his comment on Argentina superstar, Lionel Messi.
The World cup winner revealed earlier today that the Barcelona forward can not be regarded as the greatest player of all the because he only shoots with his left foot and cannot score headed goal very well.
He also compared the five times Ballon D’or winner with his Argentina counterpart, Diego Maradona, and concluded that Maradona was a better footballer.
As a result of this controversial statement, football lovers have been on social media reacting.
What Pele said:
“Messi, the best ever? How can you make a comparison between a guy (me) who heads the ball well, shoots with the left, shoots with the right, and another Messi) who only shoots with one leg, only has one skill, doesn’t head the ball well?”
What fans are saying:
Pele is the greatest fraud in footballing history (right alongside Mourinho). Have said it time and time again. Guy never put a foot outside of Brazil and has the audacity to pick on Leo, who gave up his home at the age of 13. Imagine being as insecure as him & Maradona.
— Munim (@iniestology) December 6, 2018
Man was counting military goals. Nah honestly fuck this guy. Pele was the biggest fraud 🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/60n4v4PbnT
— FΔHI 🦇 (@feeFahifofum) December 6, 2018
Anyway, there is a reason Pele and Maradona are insecure about Messi. And I don’t have to explain why, everyone knows it.
— Josip 🎗️ (@jperkovic93) December 6, 2018