Pitch Invasion 021: “Messi and the Five Frenchmen”

See these five Frenchmen on wheels?

That’s how a free-kick wall facing Messi feels:

A mere prop, with rigid ankles,

Axles rusting slowly in the earth.

With Messi around, all turf becomes the training-ground,

World-class defenders turn to wood;

(A fate Jerome Boateng

Has most cruelly understood.)

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