Pope Francis has stated that Barcelona superstar player, Lionel Messi is not God be knows why people refer to him as if he is.
The Pope stated this after Messi scored a brace in his side’s 2-0 victory over Espanyol in the La Liga campaign.
When he was asked if its sacrilege to call Messi “God”, the pope in reply said it’s a sacrilege.
“You can’t say it and I don’t believe it. I think people say ‘he is God’ just as they say ‘I adore you.’ You have to adore only God. It’s expressions that people use. This is a god with the ball on the pitch. It’s a popular way that people have of expressing themselves. Of course, it is a joy to watch Messi play. But he is not God.”
Messi has scored 16 goals in 12 champions League appearances to help his side reach the quarter final of the tournament.