LIONEL MESSI wore a lucky ribbon as he helped inspire Argentina to a third World Cup win.
The superstar was given a red ribbon by a reporter following Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland at the 2018 World Cup.
Lionel Messi was given a good luck ribbon in 2018
Eagle-eyed fans spotted Messi wearing the ribbon as he won the World Cup
Messi wore the ribbon above his trusty left foot
The journalist explained that his mother gave him the ribbon, which he carried for good luck.
Messi wore the ribbon for the next group game against Nigeria, a 2-1 win, much to the delight of the reporter who pointed to the sky and became emotional at the gesture.
Now eagle-eyed fans have spotted the ribbon on Messi’s left ankle as he celebrated winning the Qatar World Cup.
A photo shows Messi posing with the World Cup trophy alongside Enzo Fernandez with the ribbon sitting above his foot.
The means the PSG star has likely worn the ribbon for the past four-and-a-half years.
And in that time Messi has not only won the World Cup with Argentina, but also the 2021 Copa America.
Several fans had an emotional reaction to Messi accepting the reporter’s request.
One said: “Brought a tear to my eye. How someone can be both humble and great in equal measures Is truly beautiful .”
Another added: “There isn’t anyone like him in any sporting arena… simply the best!
And a third said: “That’s how my goat is not a footballer … He is also a nice and humble person.”