By Milcah Tanimu
Following Inter Miami’s 3-1 victory against LAFC, an enthusiastic pitch invader attempted to approach Lionel Messi, seemingly in search of a hug. Messi’s dedicated personal bodyguard swiftly stepped in, placing the overeager fan in a controlled hold until security personnel arrived to escort him off the field.
This fervent supporter, donned in a vintage Barcelona jersey bearing Messi’s name, managed to breach the barriers and sprinted toward Messi in a bid to make contact. Messi, who contributed with two assists in the crucial victory, continues to be a magnetic presence in Los Angeles, attracting A-list attendees and passionate fans eager to witness his exceptional skills. The win has also kept Inter Miami in contention for an unexpected playoff berth in the United States.