Viral Video: Lionel Messi Signs His Argentina Jersey For Fan While Being Stuck In Traffic

Viral Video: Lionel Messi Signs His Argentina Jersey For Fan While Being Stuck In Traffic

Lionel Messi is reportedly on break as Major Soccer League 2024-25 season will begin on February 21.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Saturday, January 27, 2024, 10:42 PM IST
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Lionel Messi signs his Argentina jersey for a fan | Credits: Instagram/Goal USA

Argentine football legend Lionel Messi made a fan's day by signing his national jersey while being stuck in traffic apparently in Miami, USA on Friday

Messi is one of the greatest footballers and has a massive fan following around the world, including India. The 35-year-old is currently part of David Beckham-owned Inter Miami club after leaving Paris Saint Germain last year. He made six appearances and scored a goal for Inter-Miami in last Major Soccer League season.

Lionel Messi is reportedly on break as Major Soccer League 2024-25 season will begin on February 21. In a viral video, a fan can be seen asking for an autograph from Messi while stuck in traffic. The footballing great acknowledged fan's request and signed the jersey before handed it back to the fan through the car window.

Lionel Messi recently won record eighth Ballon d'Or, defeating Erling Halland of Norway and Kylian Mbappe of France in October last year. The prestigious individual football award was bestowed on Messi after leading Argentina to the third FIFA World Cup triumph, beating France through penalty shootout in the Final at Qatar.

Messi himself said that the 2022 FIFA World Cup was his swansong as he retired from his pretigious football tournament in the world.

Lionel Messi likely to lead Argentina in Copa America 2024

Lionel Messi is likely to lead Argentina in title defence at Copa America, which is slated to take place in USA in June.

Argentina defeated Brazil in the final to win the last edition of Copa America in Brazil. Skipper Lionel Messi was the joint top-scorer with four goals and was awarded best player of the tournament.

In the upcoming edition of the Copa America, Argentina are placed alongside Peru, Chile and a qualifier in Group. Argentina will begin their title defence against a qualifier on June 20 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Lionel Messi himself said that he wanted to continue to play for Argentina as reigning World Champions.

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