Lionel Messi’s storybook debut for Inter Miami captivated the sports world last week – looking about perfect in pink.
The stoppage-time free kick game-winning goal was the stuff of legend. But the way Messi has already impacted his team may be more impressive.
During Messi’s debut match on Friday, defender Ian Fray went down with a knee injury, his third in three years. After the match, Messi dedicated the game to the 20-year-old and held up the young player’s jersey in a postgame photo.
That kind of leadership will go a long way to improve the culture of a last-place team.
– Cole Pepper, Extensive Enterprises