The true cost of Lionel Messi’s declaration of independence

The road snakes up and out of Castelldefels, Spain, away from the hubbub of the town center, away from the beach, into the hills. The houses grow larger with every turn. Basketball hoops are replaced by full-sized courts. Perfectly manicured gardens roll down the slopes. Blooms of bougainvillea pour over walls. Lionel Messi’s place is … Read more