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Football Art: Lionel Messi Given $50m Swarovski Crystal Portrait By Some Colombian Bloke Called ‘Mr Bling’…

By Chris Wright

The only thing Pies have ever been given while walking through a luxury hotel lobby are dirty looks, but as Lionel Messi sashayed through his lodgings on Monday he was bequeathed a portrait of himself made entirely from coloured Swarovski crystals and estimated to be worth around $50million (£33million).

The audacious gift came courtesy of a Colombian artist by the name of “Mr. Bling” (or “Mauricio Benitez” to his mother), and was greeted with a look of pure “what the hell is this? I never asked for this” from a suitably unimpressed Messi, who – if the photo is anything to go by – looks like he gets given $50million crystal portraits of himself every other day…

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If it’s not used as leverage in a certain somebody’s tax wranglings with the Spanish government then it’s going straight in the downstairs toilet.

(Photos via 101GG)

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By Chris on July 2nd, 2013 in Barcelona, Newsnow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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4 Responses to “Football Art: Lionel Messi Given $50m Swarovski Crystal Portrait By Some Colombian Bloke Called ‘Mr Bling’…”

  1. One Man Went to Mow says:

    Looks like it has an NSA style spy camera mounted on top of the frame??

  2. Amr Boghdady says:

    Hahahaha, that 2nd pic is priceless, Messi doesn’t even look one tad impressed

  3. KingB3113 says:

    $50 million… really?

  4. gehumbale says:

    Messi looks tall… Has he finally hit his growth spurt this summer?

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