Supporter goes to great lengths to meet Messi


Messi supporter goes to lengths of meeting him at his Yacht. A determined football fan swam over a kilometre to meet Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on his private yacht in Ibiza.Suli, an Atletico Madrid supporter from Ceuda, had a once in a lifetime opportunity at his disposal after learning that the Barcelona star was 1km away at the Salines beach relaxing on his yacht.

The 24-year-old left his friends on the beach and navigated the waves with his mobile phone in a plastic bag to get at least a picture with the Argentinian.Admiring his determination, the five-time Ballon D’Or winner invited him on board and the two spent 20 minutes together chatting and having a glass of juice.Suli’s mobile phone did not survive the swim but Messi asked his entourage to take a picture of them together.

I lost a phone but I get a picture with Messi,” the Spaniard told Mundo Deportivo. “As he spoke and addressed me, he did not seem like he was a world star. He was very humble and very hospitable.”Surprisingly, later that day, the football fan came across to Messi’s historic rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Pacha night club, but the European Championship winner was kept away from the public surrounded by security.


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