Lionel Messi retired from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in nine years on Monday.
“For me, the national team is over,” he said after defeat by Chile in the Copa America final. “I’ve done all I can. It hurts not to be a champion.”
While everyone was losing their shit on this unexpected retirement, Twitterati had something else in store. People of Twitter started trolling Shahid Afridi after Messi’s retirement.
Don’t see a connection? Look at some of the tweets and you will know:
#Messi pls contact Shahid afridi if u want to reconsider ur retirement
Dear Lionel Messi
We have shahid afridi
He retires everyday
And comes back every day
Be like Afridi #comebacklio
— Muhammad UxMan (@UxMan93) June 27, 2016
Dear #Messi be like Shahid Afridi
When Messi was asked about his retirement.
Shahid Afridi अंतरराष्ट्रीय फुटबॉल pic.twitter.com/kBiCVm2Sok
— Comedywalas (@Comedywalas) June 27, 2016
Good decision, Messi bhai. I will also retire when I turn 29. ~ Shahid Afridi
— Banaa de Chambal (@kamleshksingh) June 27, 2016
The only thing you didn't want from all this is to share legacy with Shahid Afridi. Lala will now tell his grand kids about this similarity.
— Nikhil Menon (@multimenon) June 27, 2016
And soon Shahid Afridi was also trending on Twitter.
Why is Shahid Afridi trending? Is it his 17th birthday or something today?
— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) June 27, 2016