Kid Gave Lionel Messi Two Fingers Gesture When Full-Time Whistle Blew
Lionel Messi is often met by a wall of adoring fans, chanting his name in their thousands when the final-whistle blows.
"Messi! Messi! Messi!" not only echoes around the Camp Nou on a weekly basis but opposition fans have been known to worship the hallowed turf he walks on. Remember this at Real Betis earlier this year?
:clap::clap::clap: ¡Imposible no aplaudir! Así reaccionó la hinchada del Betis ante la exhibición de Messi con el Barcelona pic.twitter.com/7jgWSGcual
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Then again, it was a very different story for the little magician on Tuesday night.
Liverpool knocked four past the Spanish champions in one of the biggest shocks in the competitions history, as braces from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum sent them through, to the bewilderment of Messi and co.
Then, to rub salt into the wounds, their greatest ever player was handed 'the two fingers' by a kid shortly after the final-whistle.
Well, you don't see something like this everyday.
It appears the fan runs past Messi after jumping from the crowd, producing the gesture while on his way to Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, who produced another colossal performance on the European stage.
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Plenty have tried to pin point why Barcelona didn't meet expectations on Tuesday night.
Perhaps the fact a section of supporters found out where the La Liga champions were staying ahead of the game played a part?
Fans bought a load of fireworks and decided to make some serious noise overnight.
Liverpool fans setting off fireworks outside the Barcelona team hotel last night :sweat_smile: (:movie_camera:@madeinliverpool) pic.twitter.com/4FsdcvYR0B
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As per the Liverpool Echo, there were reports of bangs in the area being heard a 2am in the morning, with the noise still going on at 4:30.
Videos of the firework-setting from different angles have been circulating online, with one clip featuring a man saying "wake up call for Mr Messi" at the end.
It doesn't appear to have affected Messi and co, however, as a spokesperson for the Hilton told the Liverpool Echo that there were no noise complaints filed.
But who knows.
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