Lionel Messi has probably been spoken of in holy terms on more than a few occasions. The Argentinian superstar has that type of effect on people.
In a banner that will travel with Argentina to the World Cup, Messi will be alongside Diego Maradona ("God") and Pope Francis.
"God (Diego), the Pope and Messi - National Pride" says the banner that will accompany Argentina to the World Cup pic.twitter.com/hGg6Cpmi00—Ed Malyon (@eaamalyon) May 14, 2014
Good company, indeed.