Lionel Messi has risen to become football’s reigning GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). Messi supporters claim that the five-time world player (five Ballons d'Or and five Golden Shoes) is the GOAT and often use an emoji of an actual goat to illustrate their point. Seems like the debate as to whether the Argentine or Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the true GOAT will never be resolved among fans.
Interestingly, Messi has posed with goats for a pre-World Cup photo-shoot. New York-based culture magazine Paper persuaded the Barcelona star to pose with a herd of goats. In one of the images, Messi grabs the reins of a big male goat and in another one he's captured wearing an Argentina shirt while laughing and playing with one of the babies.
It turns out Messi is more at ease with animals than he is with the idea that he is the best player to ever play football. Messi said his GOAT status: "On the field, we are all the same when the game begins."
The photo shoot took place at La Granja Natura, a Barcelona farm and education centre.