One soccer fan has now taken admiration for a certain player to a whole new level.
During the COPA America semi-final game in Texas between Argentina and the U.S. this week, 17-year-old Michael Soto ran onto the field to hug Lionel Messi, according to ABC7.
“I got to meet the greatest footballer in the world. I got my shirt signed and I got to hug him. For me, that’s everything,” Soto said.
FOX Sports chose not to broadcast the occurrence on television, but YouTubers were able to capture and post the video themselves.
Soon after the incident, Soto was arrested for trespassing and faces a Class B misdemeanor charge.
Soto is currently on his way back home to San Diego after spending a night in jail.
Soccer fans and fans of other sports should never consider trespassing in order to meet their favorite celebrity.
Running into a field to meet a famous person is extremely unsafe and also brings danger and uncertainty to celebrities, regardless of a fan's true intentions.
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