Attempt to attack Messi outside a bar

09:08, June 03, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 


Argentine football player Lionel Messi leaves a restaurant in his home city of Rosario, Argentina, June 2, 2011. A young man tried to attack Messi with a punch at the restaurant, witnesses said on Thursday. (Xinhua/Telam)

Argentine football player Lionel Messi almost became victim of an attack on Thursday when leaving a bar in Rosario, 300 kilometers away from Buenos Aires, where a young man tried to punch him on the face.

The incident took place at the restaurant "El club de la milanesa", at Pellegrini and Presidente Roca streets, when the superstar of Barcelona and the national team left the place after having lunch with two friends.

Unexpectedly, and for unknown reasons, a secondary school student tried to hit him on the face, although Messi did not even realize about this event.

"I wasn't even touched. I didn't notice anything and I got to know about this once the stir was over. Nothing happened to me," said Messi when asked about the incident by the Ole sports newspaper.

According to La Capital newspaper from Rosario, the attack took place when the football player, native of that city, agreed to sign autographs and take pictures with his fans.

Messi, 23, arrived at Argentina last Wednesday on holidays, after beating Manchester United 3-1 in Wembley Stadium in the European Champions League final, where he scored a goal.

Source: Xinhua

【1】 【2】


 
 
     
 
Wen Jiabao attends trilateral leaders' meeting of China,Japan and ROK
 
The Third China-U.S.Strategic and Economic Dialogue
 
     
 
 
 
  Weekly review  
 
May 27   Kim calls for close ties through generations
 
May 23   China intends to enhance friendship with Japan
May 23   Expert: Ecological problems not all due to Three Gorges Dam
May 24   Top military official's visit promotes China-US military ties
May 28   The week in pictures
May 25   'China fever' sweeps US tourism industry
May 26   US should not monopolize cyber affairs
May 26   Salty tide hits Shanghai as drought lingers
May 25   A new chapter for China-South Africa cooperation
May 27   Military trusted most of all Chinese institutions
 
     
 
 

(Editor:燕勐)

  • Do you have anything to say?
  • Chinese Opera Festival held in HK
  • Mavericks rally to beat Heat 95-93
  • 2nd turbine launched on Three Gorges Dam
  • Huge fire blazes Yemeni National Airway HQ in Sanaa
  • Heavy sandstorm blankets Baghdad
  • Members of Beijing Dance Academy perform in Blackpool Dance Festival in Britain
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90779/90867/7399613.pdf