Lionel Messi Gives Fans Huge Thrill, Starts Casual Conversation With Them at Traffic Stop in USA

Lionel Messi Gives Fans Huge Thrill, Starts Casual Conversation With Them at Traffic Stop in USA

Joel Reyes
May 27, 2024 at 12:23 PM
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  • Lionel Messi talked to fans casually while at a traffic stop in Florida
  • The 36-year-old made an appearance at a youth match at Chase Stadium
  • Messi, Suarez, and Busquets missed Inter Miami's game vs. Vancouver

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There's a reason why Lionel Messi is loved by millions of people all over the world.

Apart from his incredible football talent, his humility is what sets him apart from other sports stars.

The eight-time Ballon d'Or winner recently showed that trait to his fans, casually talking to them at a traffic stop in Florida, much to their surprise.

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Lionel Messi looks on before the the inaugural Inter Miami CF Youth International Cup match; Messi waves to his fans after speaking to them at a traffic stop. Images: Chris Arjoon/ @RoyNemer (X).
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They captured the Inter Miami star on video speaking to them about the recent youth tournament that he attended.

Fans praise Messi after video goes viral

The chance encounter happened in Miami over the weekend, with Messi and his fans conversing in Spanish.

Messi appeared alongside Luis Suarez at a youth game that occurred at Chase Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.

Fans took to social media to praise the 36-year-old for his kindness to his fans.

Not all were happy with Messi's appearance in that event, though.

Messi skips Inter Miami's match vs. Vancouver

He was able to appear in that youth event after skipping Inter Miami's trip to Vancouver. He didn't travel with the Herons to play an MLS match against the Whitecaps, much to the dismay of football fans north of the border.

It wasn't just Messi who skipped the game in Canada; Suarez and Sergio Busquets were also rested for the weekend clash.

Inter Miami coach Gerardo Martino defended the decision to rest his top stars, saying that the coaching staff must prioritize the players' well-being amid the frustration of the fans.

The gamble paid off for the Herons as they still pulled off a 2-1 victory over the Whitecaps despite the absence of the former Barcelona trio.

Robert Taylor opened the scoring for Inter Miami in the 38th minute before Leonardo Campana doubled their lead with a strike in the 54th minute, per ESPN.

Ryan Gauld pulled a goal back for Vancouver with a penalty in the 72nd minute, but their rally came up short.

Messi parties with wife in Florida

Sports Brief recently reported on Messi partying with his wife in Florida.

The couple went to Bresh to watch the live performance of Argentine singer Maria Becerra.

Messi didn't mind showing his dance moves to the other people in the nightclub.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.