“How can you hate this guy?”, “Too humble” - Lionel Messi enjoys ‘wholesome’ moment with fans in traffic, video goes viral

Lionel Messi for Inter Miami (Getty)
Lionel Messi for Inter Miami (Getty)

Lionel Messi won the hearts of netizens once again when he was spotted having a wholesome conversation with fans while stuck in Miami traffic on Sunday (May 26). In a video posted on X, Messi could be seen talking about a youth football tournament held in Miami in which his son Thiago participated.

The video was captured from the window of another car as a fan engaged in a conversation with the Argentine legend. They were talking about a youth football tournament held in Miami that week.

Messi asked them about the age group of their son, and they replied '14'. He responded that his son played in the Under 12 category. They went on to gush about their love for Lionel Messi and said that they are huge fans of the Argentinean forward. Messi could be seen laughing and giggling throughout the conversation.

Football fans have lauded his humility on social media, calling the interaction wholesome and beautiful. Here are some of the reactions:

"True that.... I'm glad the greatest hasn't affected him...as humble as always... Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini," commented one fan on X.
"Going to America was d best decision form him," said another fan.

Another user joked about the lucky fans who got to interact with the World Cup winner.


Is Lionel Messi injured ahead of Copa America 2024?

Inter Miami CF v Nashville SC: Round Of 16 - Concacaf Champions Cup - Leg One (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)
Inter Miami CF v Nashville SC: Round Of 16 - Concacaf Champions Cup - Leg One (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)

Lionel Messi has been Inter Miami's best player this season, propelling them to the top of the MLS Eastern Conference table. La Pulga has already scored 10 goals and provided nine assists for the Miami-based outfit in the MLS, but his fitness seems to be the biggest concern for manager Tata Martino at this point.

The Ballon d'Or winner has already had knee and hamstring problems in 2024. In a video posted by Franco Panizo, Messi was seen grimacing with pain in his left leg during an Inter Miami training drill. Although he completed the training session, these are worrying signs for Tata Martino and Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni, who will be preparing for the upcoming Copa America tournament.

The Argentine sat out Inter Miami's last game against Vancouver and further participation before the Copa America seems doubtful. Argentina will need the eight-time Ballon d'Or winner to be at his peak to win the coveted trophy.

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