A massive social media campaign has been launched in Argentina and around the whole world to convince Leo Messi not to retire from the National Team. Messi announced his retirement Yesterday after the disappointing Penalty Shoot-out loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America Centario. Fans around the world were shocked and horrified at his decision to quit the national team at just 29.
Since yesterday various tags including #comebackmessi and #SiVuelveMessiYo have been trending on twitter and Facebook with fans as well as lot of eminent personalities asking Leo to reconsider his decision.
— Aaghaz Ahmed (@BgiNNinGG) June 28, 2016
#SiVuelveMessiYO me veo todas las medianoches LA IGLESIA UNIVERSAL por 6 meses!!! Lo JURO!!!
— Nik (@Nikgaturro) June 28, 2016
— Nimesh Chandran (@Socialnimu) June 27, 2016
— ☆☀ℑαυϊęӷ☀̈☆C.A.R.P☆ (@Javimillonario) June 28, 2016
Argentina’s President Calls Messi to ask him to reconsider his Decision
Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri has personally contacted Lionel Messi to try to persuade the player to not quit the national team. And ensured him that the problems in AFA will be taken care of . He also tweeted his support for Messi last night saying
“I never feel greater pride in our team,” . “I hope the joy of seeing the best in the world will continue for many years more. #NoTeVayasLio.”
Beside Social media, fans in his home country waited outside the airport with flags and banners in support of leo asking Messi not to leave. The banners said we still love you leo
Beside that the support for the movement has spread much beyond in Argentina with signs, boards and messages of support at subway station and other places.
Here’s a pic of a subway station in capital of Argentina with the message “Don’t Leave Leo”
Similar Messages and boards can be seen throughout the nation as the fans try to ensure that their messiah doesn’t leave them
To all the Leo Messi fans out there if you also wanna see your star again in Argentinian colors, show your support on social media and u never know, he might just reconsider his decision.
we are surely doing so and hoping that he might return
— Vishal (@iamvish18) June 28, 2016