Last weekend Leo Messi made headlines for his interaction with a young pitch invader at Malaga.
Messi scored a stunning chilena for Barcelona at Malaga to win the match, as the Argentine latched onto a cross from Adriano early in the second half, meeting the ball with a sideways scissors kick which nestled into the bottom corner of the net.
And as is often case when Barcelona play away from home, Messi was in demand afterwards, as a young pitch-invading fan ran up to him and embraced him.
Security escorted the kid away, but not before Messi took off his shirt and gave it to him.
It’s now been claimed that the Malaga security also stole Messi’s shirt off the lad.
That claim has been made on Facebook by a mother of one of the lad’s friends in his hometown of Villanueva de la Concepcion. She wrote:
This child’s name is Kevin, he is 15 and is a friend of my son, Diego.
Messi gave him his shirt and the security officers at the Rosaleda stadium took it away from him. It’s outrageous, what do they get out of destroying a boy’s happiness?
See the Facebook post below.