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John Paul Varskyone of the most renowned sports journalists in Argentina and Latin Americacaught the attention of locals and strangers when in the middle of the live broadcast he could not contain his emotion and began to insult Lionel Messi after his great free kick goal against Ecuador.
Last Thursday night, the current world champion debuted in the Conmebol South American Qualifiers with victory thanks to the magical left hand of Messi; who in an act of magic made the monumental stadium in the 33rd minute with a free kick shot that hit the barrier and against the goalkeeper’s leg.
From the cabin, the commentator could not help but disbelieve at the annotation of ‘The flea’ and began to insult him while laughing. “What a son of a thousand b… he is. He is a son of a bitch… How many times did we see this goal? Thousand? Sorry Leo, I love you, but you’re a son of a bitch…
The video was shared by the narrator and colleague, Pablo Giraltwho posted it on x (previously Twitter). “How did you say, Juan Pablo Varsky?” he asked. A few minutes later the communicator responded and apologized to the family of the Rosario star. “Sorry Messi family! Don’t take it personally, Celia. “It came from my soul!”
Subsequently, Varsky He re-dedicated an apology from his secondary account. “Sorry, Leo. It is the plain truth. You are the pure truth”. Despite the insults, the tone used by the communication professional was totally one of admiration and surprise rather than contempt, which is why it generated sympathy, laughter and support on social networks. “A genius, Juan Pablo”; “You are a boss, Varsky”; “Hahaha great”; “I love you very much, Juan Pablo,” were some opinions in X.
The both of the figure of the Inter Miami ended up giving the victory by the minimum to the Argentina national team in their first qualifying match for the 2026 World Cup that will be played in United States, Mexico and Canada.
The goal of Messi He has been full of mystique, as he has 65 free kick goals and was 12 away from reaching the Brazilian Juninho Pernambucano (77). Curiously, the last entry in this way for FC Barcelona, PSG, Inter Miami and the Argentine national team were marked by ‘La Pulga’.
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