Lionel Messi's Bodyguard Protects Against Rogue Fan in Front of Hollywood A-Listers

23:22 04.09.2023

In a star-studded affair at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, Hollywood heavy hitters gathered to witness the Inter Miami-LAFC Major League Soccer match. Little did they know that they were in for a treat, thanks to the legendary Lionel Messi. While Messi shone on the field with two assists in Inter Miami's 3-1 victory, it was his personal bodyguard who stole the headlines.

During the match, a fan clad in a Messi Barcelona jersey broke onto the field and made a beeline for the 36-year-old soccer star. Despite the best efforts of stadium security, they were unable to reach the fan in time. However, Messi's own bodyguard, Yassine Chueko, swiftly intervened, pulling the intruder away and almost strangling him until additional help arrived. Chueko, a former Navy SEAL who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, also has a background in mixed martial arts.

The presence of Messi's personal bodyguard highlights the level of security that Inter Miami has put in place to protect their star player. Chueko's quick actions showcased his dedication to safeguarding Messi from any potential harm. The incident added an unexpected twist to the already star-studded event, capturing the attention of spectators and media alike.

Among the high-profile attendees were Lakers All-Star LeBron James, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, and actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Selena Gomez, Owen Wilson, Mario Lopez, Edward Norton, and Prince Harry, accompanied by Meghan Markle. The A-list crowd was treated to an impressive performance by Messi, who continues to dazzle fans and opponents alike.

Messi's arrival in the United States has had a profound impact on Inter Miami's performance. As he leads the team with his exceptional play, he has helped propel them up the Eastern Conference standings. With 11 goals and eight assists under his belt since joining the team, Inter Miami now sits within striking distance of a playoff spot, with only eight games remaining in the regular season.

Opposing teams, much like Selena Gomez, find themselves captivated by Messi's skill and ability to adapt to the game. LAFC center back Girgio Chiellini praised Messi, acknowledging his intelligence and tactical awareness. Chiellini noted that Messi may appear to be walking for most of the game, but when he senses an opportunity, he can swiftly change his speed and movements.

Messi's impact extends far beyond the pitch. His star power attracts attention and the presence of numerous celebrities at the match speaks volumes about his influence. The clash between Inter Miami and LAFC not only showcased world-class soccer but also provided an unforgettable experience for the celebrity spectators. The official attendance of 22,921 at BMO Stadium set a new record for LAFC.

As the season progresses, all eyes will remain fixated on Messi and his remarkable performances. Inter Miami's unbeaten streak in their last 11 matches is a testament to the impact Messi has had on the team. With playoffs within reach, Messi's presence continues to elevate the stature and excitement surrounding Major League Soccer.

/ Monday, September 4, 2023, 11:22 PM /

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