When Lionel Messi sat down with Migue Granados, he likely anticipated questions about his illustrious soccer career, family, and relocation to Miami. However, an Argentinian comedian renowned for his edgy humour, Granados, had an unexpected query.
Granados tried to contextualize his question humorously, stating, “From the guys’ perspective,” implying it was a common topic among his male friends.
“Do you get jittery discussing certain… larger topics?” he jestingly probed, then swiftly offered Messi an escape route. “Let’s skip it if you’re uncomfortable. We both know what we’re hinting at.”
The Mystery Behind Messi’s Nickname
For those not in the know, Lionel Messi, the Argentinian soccer maestro, carries the nickname “La Comadreja” or “The Weasel” amongst his teammates.
Speculation about the origin of this moniker surged in 2022. Insiders, particularly those who have been teammates of the Inter Miami star, suggest the nickname has a playful undertone tied to a particular physical trait, which they claim is unusually proportioned.
The playful banter around the nickname was evident on social media. After an Argentina match in 2022, Rodrigo de Paul quipped on one of Messi’s Instagram posts, “The weasel sure does pinch,” Papu Gomez said, “That weasel’s wild.”
The connection between the interview and the nickname was humorously solidified when a user named Olga shared a snippet of Messi’s conversation with Granados, captioning it: “Did they really bring up the weasel? Oh, they mentioned the weasel!”