Lionel Messi buys neighbor’s house to reduce noise pollution.
The expansion of an airport has been abandoned all because of Barcelona FC’s Argentine player, Lionel Messi. Reports have it that the expansion of El Prat Airport in Barcelona has been abandoned because continuing with it would lead to more air traffic above the footballer’s mansion in the coastal town of Castelldefels.
As for why a new additional runway located to the sea was discarded, the official explanation given is based on environmental and financial reasons. However, the president of Spanish low-cost airline, Vueling, offered a different perspective.
Javier Sanchez-Prieto said during a talk at Barcelona’s ESADE university.
“You cannot pass over where Messi lives,”
“This doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world.”
Vueling, based at El Prat de Llobregat, has hubs in Barcelona-El Prat Airport and Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport.
It is reported that the five times ballon d’or winner bought his neighbor’s house last year, to keep the noise level to a minimum around his home.
Still on Messi…
Recently, former Real Madrid coach and current Iranian national team coach, Carlos Queiroz has asked FIFA to ban the football until they can ascertain that he’s indeed human. He recalls great how Messi broke Iranian hearts with a shocking stoppage time winner for Argentina during the group stages of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Furthermore, in front of the 2018 World Cup where Iran have been drawn alongside heavyweights Spain and Portugal, Queiroz told Fifa.com:
“I’ve always said that Messi is an extraordinary player. He’s out of this world. If he were human, he wouldn’t have had that magical moment in that match.
“I don’t usually like losing, but I didn’t come away from that defeat with a negative feeling.
“It’s when something magical like that happens that you know that football is alive and kicking. And that’s why it’s one of the best sports in the world to watch.
“And it’s even more of a special moment when it comes from a player who shouldn’t be allowed to play by FIFA until it’s proven that he’s actually human!”