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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Video: Messi fooled by a brilliant Ronaldinho look-alike at Argentina training

Published 12/06/2014 | 12:59

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BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 11:  A fan bearing the resemblance of Ronaldinho is escorted off the field while talking to Lionel Messi of Argentina after an open trainging session ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 11, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
A fan bearing the resemblance of Ronaldinho is escorted off the field while talking to Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi burst into laughter when he was approached by a fan who was a dead ringer for former Brazil hero Ronaldinho.

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Argentina held an open training session yesterday and some fans managed to evade security and gain access to the pitch and Messi.

The fan himself has confirmed that Messi thought for a second that he was the real Ronaldinho.

The lookalike’s name is Robinson Oliveira, and afterwards he told Goal.com: "When he saw me he was shocked because he thought I was the real Ronaldinho and he told me that I didn’t need to run on the pitch to see him.

”What are you doing running on here to see me?’ When he held my hand, I went down on my knees [and bowed]. It was so emotional.”

 

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