A frowned upon fan behavior at an international match.
A soccer fan disrupted a friendly soccer match between Argentina and Australia in Beijing, China, by running onto the field and hugging Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi.
More than 50,000 spectators attended the friendly match between defending World Cup champion Argentina and “Socceroos” Australia, which kicked off at 8 p.m. local time on Aug. 15 at Beijing’s renovated Gongren (工人-workers) Stadium, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported.
According to live coverage on China’s state-run Central Television (CCTV) sports channel, the majority of the crowd was not wearing masks, with many fans wearing Argentina’s national team jerseys emblazoned with Messi’s No. 10.
During the match, a young male soccer fan wearing a “Messi jersey” jumped from the stands several meters above the ground and ran onto the field, hugged Messi near the corner, and then went on a “frenzy,” outrunning several security personnel.토토사이트
The spectator was eventually “escorted” off the field by five or six security officers.
This was Messi’s seventh visit to China, and the first in six years since his last trip in 2017, and Chinese fans camped out in “Messi jerseys” at the airport and in front of his hotel when he arrived on Tuesday. On social media, they posted “false advertisements” offering to take photos with Messi and get his jersey autographed, and some even tried to extort money.