Lionel Messi's golden boots with birth dates of his sons go viral. See pic

Published on Nov 27, 2022 01:11 PM IST

The viral Instagram post shows Lionel Messi's golden boots with birth dates of his sons.

Lionel Messi's FIFA 2022 boots with his sons' names and birth dates. (Instagram/@championsleague)
Lionel Messi's FIFA 2022 boots with his sons' names and birth dates. (Instagram/@championsleague)

At the Lusail Stadium in Qatar, Lionel Messi's historic performance on the field against Mexico on Saturday night led Argentina to a 2-0 win and kept their FIFA World Cup hopes alive. Amid this, a photo of the legendary player's world cup boots has become a subject of admiration among football fans.

"Messi's World Cup boots," read the caption shared along with the photo on Instagram by the Champions League. The picture shows Lionel Messi's golden pair of customised boots. And what attracted netizens' eyeballs is that his sons' birth dates, along with their names, were etched on his boots. The text on Messi's right boot reads, "Thiago 02 11 12 and Mateo 11 09 15." According to other pictures widely shared online, the left boot bears the date of birth of his youngest son Ciro and his wife's name 'Anto', short for Antonela Roccuzzo.

Take a look at the Instagram post below:

Since being shared a few hours ago, the post has raked over 1.4 million likes and still counting. Many also shared their thoughts in the comments section.

"There is magic in those boots or should I say in Messi's legs," commented an individual. "Literally got his sons' birthdates...," wrote another. "Special boots for special world cup," posted a third. "Perfect," expressed a fourth with heart emoticons.

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    Arfa Javaid is a journalist working with the Hindustan Times' Delhi team. She covers trending topics, human interest stories, and viral content online.

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