BSP-27 Messi to star in Cirque du Soleil show

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Messi to star in Cirque du Soleil show

BARCELONA, Oct 10, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel
Messi’s stellar career will be the subject of a new Cirque du Soleil show
next year, the five-time world player of the year said Wednesday.

“I am proud to announce the creation of a new Cirque du Soleil show in
2019 based on the story of my life and passion for football,” said Messi,
whose Instagram feed showed him clad in a T-shirt of the Canadian troupe
famed for their extravagant shows.

Messi had Monday posted a video of himself wearing the shirt and juggling
what appeared to be a red clown nose.

Cirque du Soleil said on their website that they were thrilled to confirm
the link-up with Messi, 31.

“The show will draw its inspiration from the incredible talent and
accomplishments of the football legend, who embodies the unique spirit and
values of his sport,” the troupe said.

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