Lio Messi receives award for supporting the most deprived
Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi received on Friday the 2020 Peace Champion award, awarded by the charitable organization Peace & Sport, for his contribution and support to dispossessed people.
Congratulations to the captain of the Spanish club Barcelona is based on the work he develops through his foundation, which favors the education and social inclusion of children from underprivileged backgrounds around the world.
After hearing the news, the '10' of the Argentine national team, affirmed he always tries to respect everyone on and off the court, especially the younger ones, who try to imitate the actions of their idols.
'We all have the responsibility to support the little ones, who watch and copy a lot. Always respecting the values that they taught me when I was little,' signed the crack of the Barça club in his message to the organization.
The 'Flea', as the footballer is also known, remarked he hopes to continue 'inspiring and supporting people from underprivileged backgrounds.'
The six FIFA Ballon d'Or winner took over from South African Siya Kolisi, the first black captain of his country's national rugby team, and French footballer Blaise Matuidi.
The organization also awarded the non-government organizations ISF Cambodia and TIBU Morocco, as well as the Kosovo Olympic Committee and the Olympic Chain for their projects.