[WATCH] Lionel Messi’s bodyguard sprints onto the pitch and puts pitch invader in headlock

September 4, 2023

On Sunday, Lionel Messi’s team won a Major League Soccer match against LAFC to mark their return to competition.

At the BMO Stadium, the Florida-based team defeated LAFC 3-1 thanks to goals from Facundo Faroas, Jordi Alba, and Leonardo Campana.

Although the Argentine failed to score, he recorded not one but two outstanding assists by setting up Alba and Campana.

Many famous people turned out to watch the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner. The A list celebrities ranged from Will Ferrell and Selena Gomez to Prince Harry and LeBron James.

While other spectators attempted to get as near to Messi as possible, one fan decided to invade the pitch.

A supporter ran onto the pitch of play in the 73rd minute while wearing a Barcelona shirt that featured Messi’s name and number on the back.

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Yassine Chueko, the bodyguard of the star striker, ran to stop him as he neared the 36-year-old, grabbing him by the neck and hauling him away.

[VIDEO] Lionel Messi’s bodyguard protects him from invader

David Beckham, a co-owner of Inter Miami, is claimed to have personally chosen Chueko, a former US soldier.

He’s thought to be a former Navy Seal who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and has a lot of MMA experience.

Chueko, who is skilled in several martial arts, frequently publishes videos of himself working out on his Instagram account, which has 113,000 followers, including Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos.

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