From the beginning of the week, the whole sporting theme was Lionel Messi; in fact it overshadowed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in its final days. The fact that I was a global media figure and that the information flowed live for a good part of our day helped a lot.
If there is a winner on the issue of Messi in the country, it is ESPN, which currently broadcasts Ligue 1 in France, a tournament that in recent years had had many problems with some holders of their rights in their country due to the issue of the pandemic. , but that with the announcement of the arrival of Messi gave a great boost to this league.
ESPN will now have the PSG games with Messi included and without paying another peso, since they have had the contract for a long time. We will see Messi again competing in a local league, since for several years LaLiga games were only seen on SKY and this opens up yet another panorama for ESPN, which for some years saw Cristiano Ronaldo reach their screens with his signing with Juventus.
TUDN was one of those who started with this league and later left it, which ended up being a good bet for ESPN, which now sees the fruit of keeping this property.
Ibai and Messi.
So that you have more information about who Ibai Llanos is, just google his name and read a little about this famous caster (eSports commentator) who is now a global influencer.
Ibai is a very charismatic guy who has made the leap of being caster when narrating LaLiga games for Twitch; In addition, throughout the pandemic, he conducted some very funny interviews with several LaLiga players.
Ibai’s name rose to world fame because he was one of the first people to interview Messi when he was the Argentine’s presentation at the PSG stadium, where there were many sports journalists and Ibai was also there.
Actually it was 4 minutes that Ibai was with Messi and he even signed him some jerseys to give away in the hall of the stadium. The interview is more of a talk between friends and it’s over.
I read many protests and anger on Twitter from various journalists, who questioned why they were giving this character the exclusive, when there were many journalists who requested the same and denied it, they even wondered if this is how the new sports journalism will be.
Well, the interview was not that easy, Ibai is a friend of the Kun Aguero and days before he had invited him to a surprise dinner at Lionel Messi’s house; From there began the relationship between these characters until reaching the presentation of Messi in Paris.
In fact, Ibai also tweeted the following: “By the way, I am not a journalist, nor do I want to compete with the press, I respect the profession a lot and I have many friends. But I can’t turn down these things if they invite me, I’m sorry. “
This was said due to the rain of comments for his interruption in the presentation. I think this has always happened and the worst thing is that it has been with journalists who are friends of footballers.
Or what do you think Chicharito Did you give an interview to Sergio Dipp because he had been insisting for years for a talk with him? They are friends and that is why he gave it to them; of course we are talking about an interview without uncomfortable questions and in an environment that favors the interviewee.
The athlete feels happy and without any problem with this type of journalists or also with friends like Ibai, this has always been and I do not think it is a great change in journalism, since these interviews have always existed and will continue to exist.
By Ruben Anwar