Messi’s black cloak is called a ‘Beshth’. Arabian warriors wore it after a victory. It’s also worn by the royal family. King of Qatar honoured Messi as a sign of respect. Signifying Messi as a warrior who won for his country Argentina
The robe, a bisht traditionally worn for special or ceremonial occasions such as Weddings or religious festivals, was placed on Messi by the Emir of Qatar as FIFA President Gianni Infantino applauded heartily beside him. Bishts have been worn in the Arabic world for thousands of years at formal occasions.