A member of Oman’s parliament, Ahmed Al Barwani has offered Lionel Messi $1million for the Arabic robe(Bisht) gifted him by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani after Argentina world cup victory over France.
The Qatar Emir had decorated the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner with the bisht as he was about to lift the coveted trophy last on Sunday.
The Arabic robe, which is an inherent culture of the Arab world is traditionally worn for special or ceremonial occasions such as Weddings or religious festivals.
Making his offer in a Twitter post Al Barwani, who is also a lawyer wrote, “My friend Messi, I congratulate you on winning the World Cup. (the Emir of Qatar) dazzled me as he placed a bisht, a symbol of magnanimity and wisdom, over your shoulders.
“I’m offering you a million dollars to give me that bisht,” he further said.
The World cup victory was a crowning moment for Lionel Messi and Argentina’s impressive run at the Mundial which held in Qatar.