“I wanted you to know about it.”
Messi touchingly thanked the Argentine radio show Perros de la Calle after broadcasting with the author of the story, which focuses on the life and career of Leo.
After lifting the long-awaited trophy, ending a 36-year wait across Argentina, Messi is being paid respect in all corners of the world and, of course, first and foremost in his homeland. In honor of the striker’s triumph, Argentine writer Hernan Cacari has written a short story entitled “La valija de Lionel” (“Lionel’s Suitcase”), which will soon appear in Orsai magazine.
Prior to publication, Kashari presented this story on the Urbana Play FM radio program Perros de la Calle. He read a preview of Lionel’s Suitcase on air with host Andy Kuznetsoff.
In this story, Kashari, who watched Messi in Spain during his early days at Barcelona, gave an emotional account of the player’s entire career, from his time at La Masia to his retirement from the national team in 2016.
The emotional narration about several episodes from the life of Messi touched not only the audience, but also the main character himself. Leo was so moved that he sent a private audio message to Kashari and Kuznetsoff in which he revealed that he had listened to the story at breakfast with his wife, Antonela Rocuzzo. His message was even included live.
“Hello Andy. Antonella and I heard the story you told at breakfast. I’m glad you said what you said. Hearing this… Impressive. We both burst into tears, because all your words are something very true, very emotional. I thank you both. We listened to you, we were touched and we wanted you to know about it. Hugging you”.
Messi’s message touched the host and the author to the core, and it was their turn to shed a tear.