Argentina received such a warm welcome as they arrived in Saudi Arabia to play a friendly that they were given an armed escort through the airport to keep the crowds at bay.
But Lionel Messi soon discovered that his armed guard posed a far greater threat to his well-being than even the most fervent supporter lurking in Arrivals.
As the Argentina entourage became bunched up in the crowds, the world’s greatest player suddenly found himself in the rather uncomfortable position of having a rifle pointing at his head.
Via Dirty Tackle. Image:@JuventinoMD)