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Sep 05, 2023
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Kuwaiti Sports Commentator Mohammad Suheil: Soccer Player Lionel Messi's Inter Miami Stint Was Orchestrated By Marvel Studios As Part Of Plan To Make Him The New 'Captain America'

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Source: Afaq TV (Iraq)

Kuwaiti sports commentator Mohammad Suheil said on a September 5, 2023 show on ATV (Kuwait) that Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi’s move to Inter Miami FC is all part of a plan orchestrated by Marvel Studios to create a new Captain America. He said that Messi is acting out a "scripted" scenario according to which he becomes a superhero that brings a team from the bottom of the table to win all the titles.

Mohammad Suheil: "I believe that what is happening right now in America with Lionel Messi is a tightly woven scenario by Marvel Studios, whose [goal] is to crown Messi as the new Captain America – a superhero who took a team from the bottom of the table and will win all the titles."

Interviewer: "What do you mean? Like a TV series?"

Suheil: "It's a script. It's all a show."


"Honestly, what I see on the pitch is a joke. There are no defenses… I feel that this is a show. I feel that they want to crown Messi as the new superhero."

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