Lionel Messi accused of sending signals to Syria rebels
Lionel Messi may have become Barcelona’s highest-ever scorer last night, and surely nothing can stop the Argentinian, but he can even send secret signals to Syrian rebels from the pitch, it has been alleged in an astonishing claim.
The World Player of the Year has been accused, along with team-mates Andres Iniesta and Pedro, by a Syrian television channel of sending secret signals to rebels – using his majestic dribbling skills and movement.
State-run channel Al Dunya has broadcast footage (see below) of the 24-year-old’s twisting dribble against Real Madrid in a recent El Clasico contest that set up a goal for team-mate Pedro, and states that by tracking the direction of the move reveals the best route for bringing arms into the country.
The commentary of the goal on Syrian TV says: “Here we see the first stage where arms are loaded from Lebanon.”
It continues: “Then they pass through Homs and are delivered to another terrorist. We also see how they warn that they will face some obstacles until they reach Dayr Al Zawr.
As Pedro completes the move for Barcelona, whose have a shirt sponsorship deal with the Qatar Foundation, the voice-over says: “Then they are transported by bus to the final destination, located in Al Magadin.”
There are suggestions that the footage is an elaborate hoax, designed to smear Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and considering the content that is a distinct possibility.
Watch the video for yourself…Tagged in: Barcelona, la liga, Lionel Messi, real madrid, syria
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