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Lionel Messi had once apologised for scoring a Goal

sportbible: The six-time Ballon d’Or winner scored in the Club World Cup final against River Plate in a 3-0 victory but refrained from celebrating in normal fashion.

Instead of going wild like he did when he scored in the 2011 Champions League final at Wembley, Messi simply raised his hand in what was almost an apology to the 16,000 River Plate fans that made the trip.

Even as a Newell’s Old Boys youth product, the Argentina captain felt bad for “ruining” the moment for River supporters.

“I know how much effort all those fans made in making that trip and how excited they were,” he said in a post-match interview with FIFA, via Sport.

“And there was me, the Argentinian, scoring the first goal and ruining it all for them. I don’t know if I was actually saying sorry, but it was a type of apology.”

It was a thoroughly nice gesture from Messi, who is always one for sportsmanship.

Last year, Messi showed his class by telling the referee not to award a penalty kick in his favour following one his signature slaloming runs in the box.

He rinsed two players with his fancy footwork but the third got his body in front and stopped Messi in his tracks. Messi stumbled to the floor after losing his balance but the referee asked for a VAR review on the incident.
However, Messi immediately told him that he was not fouled and play continued.

Source: Published by sportbible

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Ayomide Adanlawo
Ayomide Adanlawo
1 month ago

Nice one by Messi

KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
KOLEOLA OLAKUNLE ISAAC
1 month ago

Messi as always been good

Nice eze ngozi blessings
Nice eze ngozi blessings
1 month ago

That’s great

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
1 month ago

Honest guy!

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
1 month ago

Messi Messi

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
1 month ago

Great one Messi

Osazuwa
Osazuwa
1 month ago

Honest Messi!

Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
1 month ago

It shows how much he loves football fans from his country Argentina

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
1 month ago

Hmmm apology indeed, it’s celebration in disguise

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
1 month ago

spirit of sportsmanship

John Samuel Ochiwu
John Samuel Ochiwu
1 month ago

He’s just humble

Dimude chinonso johnbosco
Dimude chinonso johnbosco
1 month ago

What a great man he is

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
1 month ago

Fair play messi

Daniel Simon
Daniel Simon
1 month ago

n8ce gesture Messi!

Christiana Dibiamaka
Christiana Dibiamaka
1 month ago

The great Messi. Thumbs up!

Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
1 month ago

That was a nice gesture

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
1 month ago

Good

Adeyemo abraham
Adeyemo abraham
1 month ago

The magician messi.

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
1 month ago

that’s good

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
1 month ago

Messi is A very good player

Abdullah gbolahan
Abdullah gbolahan
1 month ago

Good

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
1 month ago

good one from Lionel Messi

Edoja Jessica
Edoja Jessica
1 month ago

Nice guy

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
1 month ago

Nice one

Edoja Jessica
Edoja Jessica
1 month ago

Interesting

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
1 month ago

Nice update

Ayorinde Olanrewaju
Ayorinde Olanrewaju
1 month ago

Messi is really doing great and nice

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
1 month ago

Great

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
1 month ago

Nice one

Owojuyigbe Folakemi
Owojuyigbe Folakemi
1 month ago

This guy is good.

victor okonkwo
victor okonkwo
1 month ago

Good one messi

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
1 month ago

Great guy Messi

Cherry
Cherry
1 month ago

Great guy👍

Deborah
Deborah
1 month ago

Ride on Messi

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
1 month ago

Good of him

odudu eseoghene
odudu eseoghene
1 month ago

That shows humbled

Kelechi Asii
Kelechi Asii
1 month ago

Humble Messi

Hassan faruuq opeyemi
Hassan faruuq opeyemi
1 month ago

He is loyal

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
1 month ago

Messi always displays act of humility

Lakubbe Eli Hamma
Lakubbe Eli Hamma
1 month ago

Very good

Fidel chy
Fidel chy
1 month ago

My number one player

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

Very touching.

kindom wisdom
kindom wisdom
1 month ago

respect

Olalere Oluwasegun
Olalere Oluwasegun
1 month ago

Nice one by Messi

Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
1 month ago

What a nice gesture by Messi

Amarachi
Amarachi
1 month ago

Humble Messi

Tobi Samuel
Tobi Samuel
1 month ago

That good of messi.. Honest

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
1 month ago

Nice one for Messi

Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
1 month ago

Messi is a fantastic player

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
1 month ago

Kudos Messi. That’s a nice gesture