For someone as globally popular as Barcelona and Argentina superstar, Lionel Messi, the greatest insult you could ever suffer is not be at all recognized, especially in your own hometown. This is exactly what happened to Lionel Messi earlier this.
According to The Sun UK, Messi left red-faced ahead of Clasico with arch rivals Real Madrid after an Argentina doctor had no idea at all who he is!
The world’s greatest footballer, who is idolized in his homeland — and netted his 50th international goal in the win over Bolivia on Tuesday night, was brought crashing back down to earth by an unimpressed medic who didn’t have the foggiest idea who the player is.
The British tabloid reports that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was asked to take a drugs test following the 2-0 victory in Cordoba and reputable Spanish media outlet, Marca reports that Argentina football officials couldn’t believe their ears when a shocked Messi was asked to give his name and identification by the on-duty doctor.
Initially thinking it was a joke, Marca reports that the officials quickly hurried back to the changing room to find the superstar’s documents so the test could go ahead when they realized the doctor did not know Messi at all!
Messi was then left even more red-faced when he had to rejoin his team-mates wearing only his pants — after adoring fans ran off with the rest of his clothes!