September 21, 2021

Charlie Hebdo released a cartoon featuring the Taliban and Lionel Messi.

French publication Charlie Hebdo has once again come up with a controversial cartoon. This time, on his satirical cover, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi is linked to the current crisis in Afghanistan.

In the magazine. Latest cover, Three women are wearing blue burqas with Macy’s name and 30 number printed on them. The caption reads, “Taliban, they’re worse than you think.”

Messi has just been introduced as a player for Paris Saint-Germain, where he will wear the number 30 shirt. There is no doubt that the purpose of the cartoon is to highlight the relationship between the six-time Ballon d’Or winner and the new club and the world of Islam.

PSG is a state-owned club funded by the Emir of Qatar. Coincidentally, Qatar has also been accused of financing Islamic terrorism. The country is also hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup due to its history of human rights violations.

The exact relationship between the Taliban and Qatar is unclear, but Charlie Hebdo wants to shed light on the situation. Messi has been fielded, as he will undoubtedly be a good way to focus on the subject, whether he likes it or not.