Lionel Messi: Footage of Fan Filming Himself While Ambushing Argentina Star Goes Viral

Lionel Messi: Footage of Fan Filming Himself While Ambushing Argentina Star Goes Viral

  • One daring fan recorded himself while on his way to ambush Lionel Messi during Argentina's friendly game against Honduras
  • He was unable to get to Messi as stadium stewards tackled him, with the amateur video showing the PSG star looking on
  • The incident was not isolated as Messi was mobbed at least thrice during this international break

Lionel Messi was on the receiving end of 'overflowing love' from a few fans during this international break.

Argentina were stationed in the United States of America, where they played against Honduras and Jamaica in their final games before the World Cup.

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Security personnel subdue a fan who invaded the pitch during Argentina's game against Honduras. Photo by Rich Graessle.
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Messi was mobbed at least three times by pitch invaders who wanted autographs or pictures with the Paris Saint-Germain star.

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One fan decided to record the whole spectacle in a video that has been spotted by Sports Brief. The fan was at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey, where Argentina was playing Honduras.

The video is rather shaky, given that he was running. It starts with what looks like shots from the stands before he makes his way to the pitch while shouting Messi's name.

Messi looks at him in the video, but before he can communicate his request, the stewards pounce on him and he is subdued.

While on the turf, he continues to shout Messi's name as the video continues. It is unclear what happened afterwards, but our safe guess would be he was escorted out of the stadium. And probably banned.

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Sports Brief had earlier reported that a fan who recently attended Argentina's international friendly against Honduras at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami had more than one intention.

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Apart from watching Lionel Messi lead out his side as the World Cup draws closer, the fan was hell-bent on getting an autograph from the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner. And perhaps a hug.

Boy, did he come prepared! The fan managed to evade the attention of the stewards before making his way to Messi, who stood there motionless. The fan came ready with his pen and handed it to Messi, who immediately agreed to his request.

Source: Sports Brief News