International football star Lionel Messi presented West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee with a signed Barcelona number 10 jersey along the name ‘Didi’ sprawled across the back.
FC Barcelona Legends toured the India where they played Mohun Bagan Legends in Kolkata in an exhibition match last Friday, as the Spanish team emerged victorious in the match with a commanding 6-0 margin.
Even though the Argentina star did not travel as part of Barcelona Legend’s team to play against the giants of Indian football, his special gift reached the ‘City of Joy’.
Barcelona legends Juliano Belletti and Hari Litmanen handed the jersey to Kaushik Moulik, Founder, Football Next Foundation. The Jersey was signed by Lionel Messi for, “Best Wishes for my Friend Didi from Lionel Messi.”
“They couldn’t hand it over to Ms Banerjee personally, so they gave it to us. We have approached the CMO. Whenever Ms Banerjee agrees to meet us, we will hand it over to her,” said Kaushik Moulik.
Source: India Today