Messi – Reuters
CAIRO – 4 August 2017: Lionel Messi’s teammates and friends left him in a shock on August 3, after a report was leaked that only €9,562 ($11,361) was donated to an NGO after Messi’s wedding.
During his wedding, Messi asked his 260 guests to donate money to an NGO instead of giving a wedding gift.
According to Marca, the guests at Messi’s wedding included elite footballers, celebrities and millionaires, but the money donated amounted to less than €10,000.
Marca reported that the amount collected by wedding guests was low compared against the €11,000 spent at a casino the same night by Gerard Pique, Messi’s FC Barcelona teammate.
Moreover, Argentinean radio host Alejandro Fantino said in his show on Thursday that “rich people are rats, as they could have left something more for those kids in need.”
Messi wedded his childhood love and mother of his two children, Antonella Roccuzzo, on June 30.
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