Snapshot: Indian Linesman Takes Cheeky Photo Of Lionel Messi Before Kick-Off vs Venezuela

Chris Wright

2nd, September 2011


By Chris Wright

“Say cheese!”

As you may or may not be aware, the Argentinian national side are in India as we speak to play a friendly against Venezuela, a game which has drawn a sell-out 120,000 crowd to the Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium.

As you can probably imagine, the pre-game hype has been largely centred around one man – as if you need telling who – and the fact that one of the Indian officials was prepared to smuggle his camera into the centre-circle in his pocket for a cheeky snap of said man is a fairly good indication of the hero worship on show in Calcutta at the moment.


Image: @OliverKayTimes