In the most recent turn of events that have unfurled, a small bidi brand in India has put up Lionel Messi, the globally acclaimed football player’s face on their packaging. And no, Messi has definitely not endorsed the beedi brand!
After John Terry who has seen his face on Gold Flakes, Messi is the second footballer who has been found on cigarette packaging!
Nonetheless, this has left the Twiteratti community sharing the packaging and commenting their take on finding Messi on a bidi brand.
COPA AMERICA FINAL#ArgentinaVsBrazil
— @Akashtv1Soni (@Akashtv1Soni) July 13, 2021
So Ajay Devgan has a competition now. #zubaankesri
— Justin (@jusT_in_DiAn) July 14, 2021
Messi's first endorsement in India
— Rupin Sharma IPS (@rupin1992) July 13, 2021
*one of the most fittest football player on the planet and they cast him for bidi 😂
— G (@GauravM1630) July 13, 2021
Messi is everywhere in India 😅🤣 https://t.co/wwTOyCJByg
— Amit (@SUPERLM10_1) July 14, 2021
— The Daily Goonerunny (@tushizap) August 17, 2015
To think that the fittest athletes are cast on beedi packaging that are so detrimental to health is definitely a blasphemy on its own. What is your take on this debacle?