Lionel Messi: Kim Kardashian Elated as Saint West Walks Argentine onto The Pitch

Lionel Messi: Kim Kardashian Elated as Saint West Walks Argentine onto The Pitch

Rene Otinga
updated at February 26, 2024 at 6:23 AM
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  • Lionel Messi started for Inter Miami against LA Galaxy
  • He had a delightful moment with Saint West before the game
  • Messi scored late to give his side the equaliser

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s son Saint got the experience of a lifetime as he walked out with Lionel Messi before Inter Miami’s game against LA Galaxy.

Saint is “obsessed with soccer”, as his mother once put it, and it looks like Kim is willing to use her immense influence to help her second-eldest child realise his dreams.

Lionel Messi walked side-by-side with Saint West
Lionel Messi made the day of Saint West on Sunday, February 25. Photo: Ronald Martinez.
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On this occasion, Saint West got the rare privilege of being a mascot to a football player considered the best in the history of the sport.

In a video shared by Daily Loud on X, Messi and Saint were hand-in-hand as they made their way inside the Dignity Health Sports Park, as is the tradition before any football match.

And, of course, Kim K also shared a similar video with her 7 million followers on X with the caption:

“Saint walking Messi out on the field tonight at the La Galaxy vs Inter Miami game!!! He is living the absolute dream!”

How the game went

The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner was pretty quiet in the first half, managing just 27 touches, his second fewest since joining the MLS.

Messi came to life in the second half and nearly orchestrated a goal for his side after his free kick bounced off the wall and onto the feet of his teammate Diego Gomez right in front of goal. Gomez was, however, denied by John McCarthy, per ESPN.

Saint West and the rest of the fans at the stadium finally got their money’s worth as they witnessed Messi score a brilliant late goal to save his team from defeat against LA Galaxy, who had earlier taken the lead through Dejan Joveljic.

Messi got on the end of a low cross by Jordi Alba to score as the pair relived their Barcelona days.

Messi meets Will Smith

It appears Messi-Messi fever is far from over.

On February 22, during Inter Miami’s game against Real Salt Lake, Messi left Hollywood’s Oscar-winning actor Will Smith in awe.

As Sports Brief reported, The Gemini man hitmaker also shared his encounter with Messi on his Instagram, expressing his delight at meeting the former Barcelona star.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and