A member of Oman’s parliament has offered Lionel Messi $1 million (£828,000) for the bisht he wore when hoisting the World Cup trophy.
The renowned Argentina player led his team to World Cup success in Qatar 2022, winning the most prestigious award after a thrilling victory over France in the championship game that required a penalty shootout to decide the winner.
Messi has received an offer from seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Ahmed Al Barwani, an attorney and member of parliament in Oman, in the hopes that the renowned player will stay in the region.
“From the Sultanate of Oman, I congratulate you on winning the World Cup Qatar 2022,” Al Barwani wrote on Twitter. chivalry and knowledge are represented by the Arabic bisht. You can have that bisht for $1 million if you want it.
Regarding the bisht that Sheikh Tamim, the Emir of Qatar, awarded to Messi before Argentina celebrated their first World Cup victory since 1986, Al Barwani remarked to The National: “I was at the stadium witnessing that moment live when the Emir of Qatar gave Messi the bisht. The world was informed at this time that we were present and that this was our culture.
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This competition was a source of pride and brought to light significant information about how we remembered Palestine and how Arabs are one and the same.
Al Barwani continued, “It will be displayed to commemorate that moment of pride, to help us relive it, and to also remind us that we can [do anything].” If Messi agreed to part with the bisht, a long cloak worn on special occasions or during celebrations in the Middle East, he would not wear it again.