Monday, 4 May 2009

To whom did Messi dedicate his Madrid goals?

Lionel Messi dedicated his two goals against Real Madrid to people suffering from the fragile X syndrome, a genetic problem which results in a spectrum of characteristic physical, intellectual, and behavioural features, going from learning problems to the Down syndrome.

Therefore he exposed a shirt reading "Síndrome X Fràgil" from the
Catalan fragile X syndrom association. Messi, who is especially close to the cause because he had hormonal complications himself as a child which lead to growth problems, and his family are supporting the organization, not only financially but also through promotional acts and meetings with children affected by the syndrome.

Last month, Messi had promised children and members from the association that he would dedicate a goal to them. Since he didn't receive the shirt until last Friday, when his brother Rodrigo went to pick it up, Messi was only able to dedicate a goal last Saturday, but the waiting was probably worth it.







11 comments:

Knives Out said...

What a class player. Kudos to this guy for being not only awesome on field, but also off of it!

messi10 said...

best player ever to play football and such a role model for young people rather than ronaldo if there is any justice in the world barca should beat them chelsea scum(:

Jacob said...

Could not agree with you anymore Knives Out....


another reason why he should of won player of the year this year, instead of coming in second....for humble acts on and off the pitch .. that make him a TOTAL PLAYER!

This sort of class should be watched and emulated by everyone in the world.

CAN NEVER FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM! -

Messi108 said...

Messi is GOD !

Iurisimo said...

Messi is not GOD, but he is definitevly very good player, and person.

Byronic said...

his skill on the pitch echoes his personality off the field. world class.

OLALEKAN said...

lurisimo dont mind that MESSI108,he is very funny,its bcos he loves messi very well,and there is nobody that does not like ( even love) messi,but he is not a GOD,he is just a messiah for this barcelona,

TakeBackTheCity said...

a great person with a big heart.

ninzy said...

he's a class act. maximum respect to him. i do remember sami also did some work for african kids, i cant recall exactly what its all abt but the fcb foundation sort of worked with him on that. heard of any other fcb player having the same sort involvement?

blablabla37 said...

@ ninzy, Ronaldinho used to do things for charity. Don't know of others from the current squad.

pep said...

I think most of them are supporting good causes in one way of another, ninzy.

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