Lionel Messi: Wholesome Moment As Fan Invades Pitch, Kneels Before Argentina Star and Gives Him Hug

Lionel Messi: Wholesome Moment As Fan Invades Pitch, Kneels Before Argentina Star and Gives Him Hug

  • Lionel Messi was recently ambushed by a fan during Argentina's game against Honduras in the United States of America
  • The fan made his way to Messi during the game, stopping play momentarily, to ask Messi to sign his shirt
  • Messi accepted the fan's request with the fan kneeling before him and giving him a big hug as a way of appreciation

A fan who recently attended Argentina's international friendly against Honduras at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami had more than one intention.

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.

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Lionel Messi reacts during Argentina's friendly against Honduras. Photo by Chandan Khanna.
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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.

Messi signed the Argentina shirt the fan was donning. Afterwards, the fan knelt down before Messi, probably thanking him for his gesture. Or he was just probably yet to come to terms that he had indeed gotten Messi to sign his shirt. He then gave Messi a hug before realising that the stadium stewards had gotten to him.

Messi reminded him to take his pen with him. The jubilant fan made a run towards the stands with the stewards in hot pursuit. Whatever happened to him if he was caught will sure won't downplay the euphoria he got when he came face to face with one of the best footballers ever.

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Argentina went on to beat Honduras 3-0, with Messi bagging a brace.

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Sports Brief had earlier reported that Atletico Madrid and Argentina midfielder Rodrigo De Paul once said that if Lionel Messi is your captain, you will go to war for him if he asked you to.

This was in full glare as De Paul led Argentina players in protesting Messi's harsh treatment during an international friendly against Honduras.

Messi was captaining his side at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami when he went down after a challenge from the opponents.

Source: Sports Brief News