Lionel Messi Takes Time for Photo with Young Fan Who was Stopped by Security

By Anthony Blake

Far too often we see guarded professional athletes dismiss young fans who are eager to just get a glimpse of their idols in the flesh.

Thankfully, that doesn’t apply to FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who took time for a photo with a boy who was originally stopped by security for getting too close to the soccer star.

#Repost @si_soccer ・・・ Security tries to take a young ?? fan away. @leomessi: “Nah” ????????

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This poor kid was in tears after being dragged away by security, so it was great for Messi to undermine their authority and ask for the youngster to be brought in for a photo.

Well played, sir.

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