Lionel Messi is a huge star, if you love soccer. I hate to admit that I just don’t find soccer all that interesting, even though so many people in my life love it to pieces. It simply does nothing for me, but I do appreciate the sport and all that the sport has to offer the world – like David Beckham. Lionel Messi is the kind of person that not only has a huge career in soccer, he also has a huge reputation for being a nice guy. You don’t hear of too many professional athletes with amazing reputations for being just plain kind – apparently people don’t find it masculine, though I disagree with that – but Lionel Messi is beyond awesome. He’s been said to be a good friend, a kind teammate, and he’s strong and ready to play all the time. We love him, and we think you will, too. If you are not following him on Instagram already, do it; trust us.
He loves his family
Leo Messi, as he prefers to be called, loves his family. He is not married to the mother of his children, but they have been together for almost a decade. They have two little boys together, and they are a very happy family with a lot of love to give.
His family is gorgeous
We love that he has such a gorgeous family, and we love to see their photos. It’s always fun for us to follow those on Instagram who love to show off their happy families. A family that smiles together is gorgeous, and we love to see that on our feed. Happy is contagious, and this happy and beautiful family makes it pretty difficult to feel anything less than happy.
He’s got pride in his team
He’s often seen hugging his teammates and showing his happiness with their game playing. He was recently caught on camera comforting a friend on the field who was crying, and that just goes to show us what a nice person he is. He takes the time to comfort those who are having a bad day on the field, and he credits his ability to do that with his own past. He hasn’t always been the best player on the team, and he hasn’t always gotten his way on the field. He knows how much it hurts and how disappointing it can be, and he definitely doesn’t want to leave other people feeling the same way.
He lives his life at home like we do
Cars, Barbie dolls, toys, kids’ stuff; it’s everywhere in anyone’s home if there are kids present. We, too, might sit down on the couch and find a toy stuffed in the cushions. We like to see a star who has a life that’s pretty much just like ours. It’s helpful when we find the same situation happening at home.
He’s a lot of fun
He’s not someone who is afraid to make fun of himself or enjoy the simple things in life, and that’s refreshing in social media. We love following Leo Messi, and we think that you will, too. He’s got a lot to share, and we like that about him.
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