Presuming you haven’t been living beneath a rock, you’ll no doubt have caught wind of the fact that Lionel Messi appears to have called time on his international career once and for all.
An emotional Messi announced his decision to retire immediately following Argentina’s 4-2 loss on penalties to Chile in the final of the Copa America Centenario on Sunday. The defeat marked his third consecutive time falling short at the final hurdle in an Argentina shirt, with losses in the 2014 World Cup and 2015 Copa America finals as well.
Of course, the football world had a field day with the big news, and within hours the #MEXIT hashtag (a reference to Brexit) was trending, as shocked fans around the world expressed their feelings on the matter.
– Fran ✍ (@franespector) June 27, 2016
El Mexit conmociona al mundo del fútbol. pic.twitter.com/tnUTzVSXa5
– Felix de Bedout (@fdbedout) June 27, 2016
– Susie Schaaf (@fussballsusie) June 27, 2016
Mexit > Brexit
– Shakti Shetty (@Shakti_Shetty) June 27, 2016
W62 D24 L20
4 major finals
ARG’s all-time top goalscorer pic.twitter.com/kTZcRg830o
– MESSISTATS (@MessiStats) June 27, 2016
Here’s hoping that Messi comes to his senses and allows the wider world to re-run a second MEXIT referendum.
Toe Poke can’t cope with missing out on Messi in action.