Lionel Messi responds to Pele's passing

Lionel Messi is aware of how important Pele was to football, despite Argentina and Brazil being rivals. The legendary performer responded to the passing of one of the finest to

ever do it, who died on Thursday at the age of 82 following a protracted battle with cancer.Messi posted on Instagram, "Rest in peace, Pele."

Pele was a lot more than just a talented football player. He generously donated hismoney to the Brazilian people. a real hero The legend underwent surgery to remove a malignant

tumour from his colon in September 2021, but the disease regrettably returned and,in recent months, his body was unable to battle it. With the understanding that he was nearing

the end of his life, Pele's family spent Christmas with him before saying their final goodbyes. He is still the youngest goal scorer in World Cup history and helped Selecao win

the competition three times, in 1958, 1962, and 1970, playing a significant roleeach time. In Qatar, Neymar just equaled Pele's record of 77 goals for Brazil,

and while Pele viewed the match from a distance, Neymar even paid him tribute.Messi, on the other hand, has experience winning the most prestigious award in international football

after helping Argentina win the World Cup earlier this month by defeating France in a thrilling final.Following the heartbreaking news, Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo also

paid their tribute to Pele.Rest in heavenly peace. Have a kick with Diego Maradona up there.