Hey Lionel Messi: Do you stand for Hamas?posted the picture above, which although a photo shop, has garnered 34,397 hits as of this writing - one of the most popular posts ever on this blog.
It turns out, however, that Messi, who has many fans in this country, is far less sympathetic to Israel than he is to the 'Palestinians.' As a result of the murder of a four-year old fan of Messi's on Friday, Daniel Tragerman HY"D (May God Avenge his blood), Israelis are trying to get Messi's attention like never before.
Last photos of Daniel show him sporting Messi's number 10 jersey, in Argentinian national colors.
Messi wrote two weeks ago that as a father and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, he is “terribly saddened by the images coming from the conflict between Israel and Palestine, where violence has already claimed so many young lives and to injure countless children.” The post featured a photo of an injured Palestinian child.
The international star plays for FC Barcelona, a soccer team funded by the Qatari government, which also serves as Hamas’ chief financier.
“Hey Leo Messi, take a look at that boy, Daniel Tregerman, wearing the national jersey of the best player in the world,” Liran Cohen, an Israeli citizen, wrote in a Facebook post that tagged Messi.
“As you can see, you were Daniel’s hero. He was killed today, by a mortar which was fired by Hamas, the terror organization that your team’s #1 sponsors is [sic] sponsoring,” Cohen wrote. “Is this what you stand for? FC Barcelona—is this what you stand for? I guess money can buy everything.”
The post went viral on Facebook and also on Twitter, but has yet to prompt a response from Messi.Let's make this one go viral too.