Lionel Messi encountered a security breach at Inter Miami’s recent game when a pitch invader attempted to approach him, but the intruder was swiftly removed by Messi’s bodyguard.
Since his transfer to Inter Miami from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, the 35-year-old Argentine superstar has enjoyed considerable success, tallying 11 goals and five assists in the same number of games for David Beckham’s MLS team.
Messi's bodyguard >>>> Usain Bolt.
— ⚽ Chris ⭐ (@ChrisIdogar) September 4, 2023
Messi recently traveled to California for an away match against Los Angeles FC, where he played a pivotal role in Inter Miami’s 3-1 victory, even as a host of A-list celebrities watched from the stands.
Notably, Prince Harry was in attendance, leaving his Montecito residence to witness the match, although Meghan Markle, who was also on the VIP list, was absent.
For a person who is such an introvert to reach this level of fame, popularity, love and affection simply based on his football is incredible. Messi isn’t repeatable.
— FCB Albiceleste (@FCBAlbiceleste) September 4, 2023
During the game, Messi had a brief moment of concern when a fan rushed toward him from the stands while wearing a Barcelona jersey bearing Messi’s name. Fortunately, Messi’s dedicated bodyguard, Yassine Chueko, a former soldier and MMA fighter with combat experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, promptly intervened to ensure Messi’s safety. Chueko is a constant presence, closely monitoring the sidelines during games to ensure Messi’s security.