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.)