Lionel Messi has sparked riots while visiting a restaurant in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. Several dozen fans welcomed the Paris Saint-Germain striker, who is currently in his home country due to the international break.
This went so far that the captain of the Albiceleste had trouble leaving the Don Julio bar. Too many fans wanted a selfie with Messi and completely blocked the exit. Finally, the police had to escort the world footballer out of the restaurant.
While there was criticism of Messi in France after PSG’s defeat in the Champions League, his heroic status in Argentina after winning the World Cup in Qatar is unbroken.
The popularity obviously goes so far that the 35-year-old can’t go out in public without causing a huge crowd.
In the first two friendlies since the successful World Cup finals in December, friendly kicks against Panama (March 21) and Curacao (March 24) are on the program for the Albiceleste during this international break.