What is this 'Wonder-wall' you speak of?"
For a couple months now, odd stories of Lionel Messi's newfound, yet obsessive love for Oasis have been coming from The Sun. From Messi's doomed vow to beat Germany for the English band to his invitation for Noel Gallagher to visit him in Barcelona, the delightful stories have spread, affirming's Messi's Oasis preoccuation for all to read. Even we were seduced by Messi's tale of first falling in love with the band introduced to him on the plane to South Africa by Manchester resident Carlos Tevez.
But as ridiculous as each installment has been, the latest was just a bit too ridiculous. Again, from The Sun:
SOCCER superstar LIONEL MESSI has formed an OASIS tribute band - and is taking them on a secret European tour.
The Argentinian World Player Of The Year has revealed he performs as guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER.
Hitman Messi, 23, has also recruited a Barcelona team-mate to play singer LIAM - but won't say who it is yet.
He said: "Our disguise is based on how Oasis looked in the mid-90s. We have our wigs, clothes and glasses sorted.
"I also spent a lot of time getting the mannerisms right."
Messi says his band will tour soon - and says he's invited Noel to see them play.
He said: "We'll visit the UK. If you're at a pub or club where we are performing and see past our disguises there'll be a decent prize in it for you."
Like the others, this story of the man who supposedly just discovered Oasis on the plane to South Africa somehow already having a cover band formed, disguises set, and mannerisms down pat is spreading. It's so fantastic and smothered in whimsy that we want it to be true, but it seems no part of the Messi hearts Oasis affair actually is.
On June 27, weeks after Messi was reported to have become a Gallagher lover, award-winning Argentine journalist Clemente Cancela tweeted:
End of a myth: Messi does not know Oasis. I repeat: does not know Oasis. He told me.
So it's the word of a man with legitimate access to Messi against the showbiz section of The Sun. Believe what you want.
5 August 2010
Thursday, August 05, 2010 stopcryingyourheartout.com 1 comment