The Paris Saint Germain the striker had to face people in the crowd asking for his match jersey, posed for selfies with pitch invaders and even put his signature on the huge tattoo on the back of a man of the image of the six-fold Ballon d’Or. But it’s not often that Messi is asked to forgive.
However, that’s exactly what happened this week when an 11-year-old fan showed up at Argentina’s Ezeiza training base on Tuesday, holding a handmade sign. In an image posted on social media by TyC sports journalist Gaston Edul, the youngster begged for forgiveness from Messi because his mother had decided to give him the name of another world football superstar.
It just happened on the property of the national team. pic.twitter.com/P16qprDhFF
– Gaston Edul (@gastonedul) 12 October 2021
Written in Spanish, the sign read: “Messi, forgive my mom, she didn’t know what she was doing, SHE CALLS ME CRISTIANO.”
According to TyC Sports, the young cristiano is a young player in the Racing Club academy, but supports his rival from Buenos Aires, River Plate. His mother decided to give her son the name Cristiano Ronaldo. Clearly, however, he grew up in favor of Messi, whom he traveled with his father to meet on the national team’s training ground.
Unfortunately, Messi was unable to greet his admirer in person due to the strict COVID-19 guidelines in place at Ezeiza, where Argentina are preparing for the 2022 World Cup qualifier against Peru.
Messi, captain of Argentina to win the Copa America in July, wrote a message on Instagram to his fans ahead of Thursday’s World Cup qualifying match against Peru at the Monumental Stadium: “How beautiful to enjoy these moments we are living! Great triumph !!! Thank you again for making me feel That. Let this continue. See you soon. Thursday. “