Video: Youth throws punch at Lionel Messi in his hometown
Could have been Messi
Lionel Messi has escaped unscathed after an attempted attack on him.
The Barcelona star was posing for photos outside a restaurant in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina, when a hooded youth attempted to punch him. The attacker didn’t land his punch and Messi later played down the incident.
He said: “I wasn’t even touched. I didn’t feel a thing and I only found out after all the kerfuffle, it was nothing.”
The Argentine media claimed the would be attacker was a fan of Rosario Central, and targeted Messi because of his connection with their arch-rivals Newell’s Old Boys.