Lionel Messi gets a kiss and head rub from a pitch invader

Posted by - February 7, 2013 - International, South America

There is no bigger compliment to the skill of Lionel Messi then the fact that supporters are prepared to get arrested and receive criminal records just to get close to their hero.

Last night Argentina beat Sweden 3-2 in a brillaint match, but the Swedes were able to stop Messi scoring. Still, the highlight for the Argentine wizard was a fan in a Barcelona shirt managing to make his way onto the pitch.

The pitch invader didn’t want to get naked or try and score a goal, but just show his love for his idol. He kissed Messi and gave him a lovely head rub before stewards inevitably hauled him off the pitch.

Time behind bars or otherwise, the man looked as if he could die happy.