Lionel Messi's bodyguard forced to grab pitch invading fan around neck in Inter Miami win

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2023-09-04 07:43:15  • 2 mins

Lionel Messi's bodyguard was forced into action when a pitch invader disrupted Inter Miami's 3-1 MLS win over Los Angeles.

One of the security measures Miami president David Beckham took following Messi's arrival stateside was to employ a former Navy Seal and MMA fighter to keep track of him on the touchline during games.

That investment proved worthwhile on Sunday (September 3) as a supporter stormed the pitch and made a beeline for the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, 35, during the second half of their away clash at LAFC.

The fan in question, who was wearing one of Messi's old Barcelona shirts, just about reached his idol before being intercepted by the highly-trained Yassine Chueko.

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