Lionel Messi turned 36: with an impressive set of lights, the Monumento a la Bandera lit up to salute the idol
Since Lionel Messi’s arrival in Rosario, the city has been completely revolutionized. In addition to this event, the captain of the Argentine national team turned 36 years old this Saturday and the celebrations will rise to the occasion. That is why in the land where he was born, he received a special greeting that touched him and he decided to upload it to his Instagram account, where his followers are attentive to any movement he makes.
On the occasion of a new return to the sun, the former Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain player came across a special greeting that touched him: at the Monumento a la Bandera, an emblematic place in Rosario, he came across the legend “Happy birthday, Leo”, which was projected with a special light that constantly reproduced the phrase in the sky.
That’s why Messi, who doesn’t usually use his social networks for extra-football matters, decided to take time to highlight the gesture. “Thank you very much for the greeting,” he expressed at the bottom of the video.
Based in Funes, on the outskirts of Rosario, Messi arrived with Antonela Roccuzzo and his three sons, Ciro, Thiago and Mateo, to stay for a few days and then, according to his statements, he will continue on his way to the United States after accepting the offer of Inter Miami of the MLS where he will coincide with Sergio Busquets, his former teammate in Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona.
As any recognized personality in the world, the last world champion was in the spotlight of the cameras since his arrival in his hometown, where he will share with his family a new birthday and then, he will take some time to be in the farewells of Maximiliano Rodríguez and Juan Román Riquelme, two former players who will make a tribute match to give a closure to their careers plagued with sporting successes.
The churro delivery boy who was moved by the sight of Lionel Messi
After deciding to return to the country for a few days, Lionel Messi generated a different atmosphere in Funes. With his energy and presence, without intending to, he is a great generator of moments and stories that are often viralized on social networks.
So it was that a churro delivery boy had the joy of delivering an order to the captain of the Argentine national team. “I still can’t believe what happened. When I got to the entrance there were a lot of people, I was with the order and I thought ‘how nice it would be if I crossed Messi!”, expressed the young man named Juan Pablo.
Although he said he was not able to make direct contact with the athlete, a special moment remained in his mind forever: “He was shaking, he had a lump in his throat and his voice broke. Behind him was Antonela and the baby (one of the couple’s three children). And I waved, I don’t know if it was him, but I raised my hand just in case”. In this way, he made reference to the fact that, in the distance, he saw Messi.
“I didn’t want to bother them, I asked them if I could take a picture and they told me I was with friends,” said the delivery man, who was thrilled by the unexpected turn his day had taken since he met La Pulga’s eyes.
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