What does it take to make a mess?
Why would you make a mess of people?
How do you make a mess of everything?
What qualifies a victim and makes him or her messed up?
Do you think someone can earn the right to mess people up? You decide….
Just as there are 50 shades of Grey, there are different shades of being messed up.
From the poo in the closet to the gas that you emit from your bowel (which we referred to as ‘Mess’ in primary school) as well as the pile of work that your boss dumps on your table, it does really sound MESSED UP… Really it does…
I can only imagine the kind of mess Pep found himself in when he visited with a different team; being punished by the monster he helped nurture from cub to LION. That BEAST that the lion had become was let loose for just 3 minutes… He made a mess of that Happy Reunion 😒…
And then you only remember previous victims and those who still suffer from this same BEAST and the mess he makes/made of their situations.
2010:- FOUR THE GOALS.
So good he was, they referred to him as a PlayStation console player. He had made a MESS of Arsene Wenger’s Champions League dream by slaloming past three Gunners on the pitch before ramming home his 4th goal (Yes! 4goals in one game). Just when Mr. Wenger thought he stood a chance…
2012:- FIVE ALIVE!
This was the outrageous Last 16 tie that rescued Sporting’s previous aggregate record. With an healthy first leg lead already sealing a Quarter Final place, the Tormentor-In-Chief wasn’t satisfied, he had other ideas. The hands of Bernd Leno and his Leverkusen comrades were too clean, there was no shame in losing 5-0 to Barca was there? Not if you lost 12-1 on aggregate. In a fit of rage and an overwhelming performance, He messed them up with 5 teasing finishes.
2011:- BRACE YOURSELVES.
Lights! Camera! Action!!!
The first of four Clasicos in 17days. It proved to be where the tormentor-in-chief would prove deadliest. Square till Mr. Pepe’s sending off after Mr. Alves had gone down like he had bn shot by an AK-47 rifle from a flailing boot, There would Mr Tormentor take over, it would become his show. The most amazing? Jinking past 5 Galaticos before leaving his long-time and regular victim sprawling on the grass for the killer second goal… Don’t ask me what Jose Mourinho said post match…
2009:- A LEAP OF FAITH.
Call it what u like.. Tormentor-in-Chief came into this game without a goal against English teams plus this was the least possible time to break the jinx just for two reasons (1. He faced his rival & United were unbeaten in their previous 2 CL finals under Sir Alex), It was the blot on his ever-growing Victim list. It would be washed off immediately. With time running out, he took a leap of faith rising higher than Rio Ferdinand to seal a 2-0 win making a mess of Sir Alex dream of a hat trick of Final appearances laced with Cup wins….
Now to answer the question: What exactly makes a MESSi? In case you missed the 4 – 5 answers given above, read again.
Author: Rotimi “Papi the Great” Daramola
Rotimi Daramola aka Papi the Great is the owner of ForTheGoal.
A freelance sports writer who focuses on football, Rotimi is also a freelance writer, a copywriter and a football analyst who regularly appears on radio and television to talk football. You can follow him on twitter @papi_thegreat to keep up with his writings, engage him and also find out about how you can secure his writing services.