Omar da Fonseca defends himself after criticism of his attitude at Lionel Messi press conference

Argentinian beIN Sports commentator Omar Da Fonseca, who was present yesterday during the presentation of Lionel Messi at the Parc des Princes, gave himself a funny crack during the press conference of the six-fold Ballon d’Or. What does not have more to everyone. He responds to criticism from West France.

It was a real event. This Wednesday, August 11, in front of a room full of 250 journalists from all over the world, Lionel Messi gave his first press conference as a Paris Saint-Germain player. The Argentinian football super star expressed his joy at having joined the French capital and hammered home his desire to make his debut in his new jersey, alongside a Nasser Al-Khelaïfi who did not hesitate to discuss subjects which annoy, like the huge salary reserved for the six-fold Ballon d’Or or the future (still uncertain) of the other star of the team Kylian Mbappé. At the end of the question-and-answer game, it’s finally a Omar Da Fonseca unleashed who offered a sequence as fun as lunar.

His improvised songs and praises disturbed some journalists

The famous South American commentator from beIN Sports, who has worshiped Lionel Messi for many years, began to harangue his colleagues and sing around the clock. An impromptu intervention in the eyes of some, which nevertheless exuded passion. In the end, quite a bit of criticism for this attitude judged to be poorly suited to the moment, Benjamin da Silva’s usual sidekick defended himself. He confides to West France that he was disappointed at the lack of fervor around this press conference. « I found it to be very quiet. Normally everyone should have applauded », he blurted out. Then, with regard to the journalists who found his behavior inappropriate, Omar da Fonseca counter-attacks with this first justification. « I did this at the end, I waited for the conference to end and at no time had I planned to do this ».

« I did not insult anyone »

The former PSG player and troublemaker of the Qatari channel continues: “At no time was there any question of strategy because I am a guy who is spontaneous. Me, I leave with the idea that we are in a special moment, we are in a moment of happiness and joy. We are under the magnifying glass of the whole world. I have had calls from Japan etc. We’re just talking about football, it hasn’t changed anything, it’s just an act of joy (…) I had no intention of doing anything malicious and if I ever did I apologize because at no time did I want to do it. I just expressed a gesture of gratitude, of privilege. We all live for a sport and those who say this was not the place so where is the place? I did not insult anyone and I did not attack anyone « .

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