Argentina captain Lionel Messi demonstrated once again that he lives a normal life despite his global fame. Messi was spotted casually shopping at a supermarket in Miami on Thursday.
Messi has been settling into his new surroundings since his arrival in Miami after leaving Paris. While he has yet to be formally introduced as an Inter Miami player, his fans in the United States have already recognised him and approached him for photos.
During his supermarket visit, Messi graciously took the time to pose for pictures with lucky fans who happened to be present. Despite his status as one of the world’s most recognisable individuals, the Argentine star appeared relaxed and at ease, embracing the opportunity to connect with his supporters.
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The images capturing Messi’s shopping excursion quickly went viral, highlighting the rarity of such a normal outing for the 36-year-old superstar. It is not uncommon for Messi to attract large crowds and intense media attention wherever he goes, making this casual supermarket visit a refreshing change of pace.
Back in March, Messi experienced a mobbing incident by fans in Buenos Aires after winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Argentina. However, this Miami supermarket outing showcased a more relaxed and low-key side of the football legend.
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Messi ended his two-year stint with PSG in June, after failing to reach an agreement with Barcelona for a return, he decided to join Major League Soccer. His signing is seen as a massive boost for the league.