Lionel Messi is currently an MLS player for Inter Miami in Florida.
The other night, he caused a shitstorm when he posted a picture of a pizza he was eating...
This was that pizza:
SO many people said it was the worst pizza they had seen in their entire lives.
This might be the worst pizza I have ever seen in my life https://t.co/oh8udXopIG
— Effy ‘Primetime’ Perry 🏳️⚧️🤾🏼♀️ (she/her) (@Primetime_Perry) September 16, 2023
From "Forget pineapple on pizza, we need to unite against this crap"...
Forget pineapple on pizza, we need to unite against this crap https://t.co/aei2ClaAg3
— Ujjwal Mohindra (@ujjwalmohindra) September 16, 2023
...to "This pizza makes me want to commit crimes."
This pizza makes me want to commit crimes https://t.co/lxylbBJ3IG
— jo🇸🇻 (@ChampagnePupusa) September 16, 2023
This thing has divided people!
I have Finally found something Messi isn't good at, it is eating Pizza https://t.co/CvRQGHFgGu
— Ademiju (@ademiju_ade) September 16, 2023
But it's also a learning lesson.
You see, this is what Argentine pizza is, and Messi is from Argentina.
Argentine pizza actually rocks lol https://t.co/VABbvft7LT
— Jaim (@j_a_i_m_j_a_i_m) September 16, 2023
According to the Wander-Argentina, "An original Buenos Aires pizza is ‘fugazza.’ It’s focaccia-like dough topped with an abundance of caramelized onions and sometimes a little Parmesan and a few slices of red bell peppers."
common type of Argentine pizza. Let the man enjoy his Napolitana bro pic.twitter.com/tvOcRgTas7
— 🔱 (@Cholito1903) September 16, 2023
El Continental/ Twitter: @Cholito1903
So, yep, he was obviously excited for some pizza that reminded him of home.
this is just a typical argentinean pizza tho ...they are actually good but just not in the same way that US pizza is good (mostly due to lack of pizza sauce) https://t.co/kigLVUqHrR
— chris (@cree_sto) September 16, 2023
And it seems like Messi posting the pizza pic has helped the restaurant in Miami where he got it from.
People lining up in front of Banchero Miami restaurant after Messi posted their pizza on Instagram. Messi means good business.🤯 pic.twitter.com/VfQZWPI2UX
— FCB Albiceleste (@FCBAlbiceleste) September 17, 2023