Traveling to China as part of the Albiceleste’s summer tour, which will face Australia next Thursday in Beijing, Lionel Messi was treated to a welcome worthy of a rock star this Saturday upon his arrival. Received by several hundred Chinese supporters, massed and dressed for the most part in blue and white jerseys flocked with his name, the Pulga unleashed passions.
On social networks, many videos highlighting clusters of supporters waiting outside his hotel are also circulating. Calm at the start, the Argentinian fanatics then recited the song at the top of their voices, chanting his name without stopping. A slightly warmer welcome than that offered by the Parc des Princes last Saturday, during the celebrations of the title of champion of France of PSG.
Wave after wave of false alarms and crowd surges – then a LOT of disappointed fans as #Messi and co went around to the hotel’s back entrance. Security notable by their absence. pic.twitter.com/afMy0NJJL8
— Mark Dreyer (@DreyerChina) June 10, 2023