The story of the goat in homage to Messi that appeared in the vicinity of the Inter Miami stadium: why the Argentine is called GOAT
The animal surprised the people who were waiting for the Argentinean star before the presentation party. The explanation of the ideologist of this action and what GOAT means.

The Surprising Goat Tribute to Messi

Messi will make his debut with the national team on June 16 at 10 in the morning. (Source: Instagram)

The arrival of Lionel Messi to Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States has revolutionized the city of Miami, where the Argentine star will play for Inter. Hundreds of fans crowded around the stadium to watch the presentation of the former PSG striker and some gave a particular welcome to the star, whom they compared to an animal.

One of the most eye-catching tributes outside the DRV PNK Stadium, Inter Miami’s home ground, was the appearance of a white goat. Children and adults alike were surprised to see the animal walking around on a leash as if it were a dog. The idea came from Christopher Moramarco, co-founder of the Vice City Bar, one of the factions that supports the Florida team.

“I asked a friend of mine who has animals to bring her goat to the preview we put together. At first some security people got in her way when she brought her down in the parking lot, because we didn’t have authorization, but then we got her in and the goat was a hit, with all the kids taking pictures. The idea was to have the GOAT at our preview,” the leader of one of the most important fans that Messi will have in the United States told Infobae.

What is Messi’s relationship with the animal? In English, goat means goat and the acronym of the word is used to describe the “Greatest Of All Times” (G.O.A.T.). This term is linked to sports stars such as Leo, Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James or Roger Federer, among others.

To complete the story behind the goat that will welcome Lionel in his new land, the owner of the animal told this portal how the idea came about. “There is a picture of Messi with a goat behind him and I think there is no better image than that of the most impressive footballer in history than to have a goat waiting for him to welcome him to Miami,” said the woman who has a farm in West Palm Beach, where they take care of animals, including two goats that arrived as babies.

In fact, in 2018 Messi was on the cover of the American magazine Paper next to a goat. Below the animal the title was eloquent and explanatory: “Leo Messi. G.O.A.T.”

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