Messi's selfie with pitch invader draws crowd applause in Kansas

Pitch invaders interrupted the match between Lionel Messi-led Inter Miami and Sporting KC several times.

Pop Culture & Art April 16, 2024
Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi (10) moves on the pitch in the second half against the Al-Hilal SFC at Kingdom Arena, PHOTO: REUTERS

Miami’s Lionel Messi was the centre of attention in the match between Inter Miami and Sporting KC, which drew more than 70,000 to Arrowhead.

Messi scored his a goal and added an assist as Inter Miami CF defeated Sporting Kansas City 3-2 in front of the third-largest crowd in MLS history.

Pitch invaders interrupted the match several times.


A pitch invader is quickly intercepted after running on the pitch to meet Lionel Messi 😳 (@anime24285) #dailymailsport #dailymail #news #sports #football #soccer #messi

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While some fans reported a total of five invasions, one of the fans got lucky enough to get a selfie taken with Messi.

A young boy was captured on the field, drawing the crowd's applause, as he met his hero during a break in the gameplay because of an injury.


A kid runs on the field to take a selfie with Lionel Messi in Kansas City . #Messi #SportingKC #InterMiami #KansasCity

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