At only about 5'6, Lionel Messi is often the target of many defenders on the field.
But now even young adults want a piece of him.
Upon leaving a restaurant in his hometown of Rosario, a young man dressed in his school uniform threw a punch at the Argentine star.
Messi downplayed the incident, saying he wasn't even touched.
I didn't feel a thing and I only found out after all the kerfuffle, it was nothing, Messi said.
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Messi left the restaurant with friends and was surrounded by autograph hunters. The media in Argentina are blowing the story up and said the schoolboy was a Rosario Central fan, which is the arch-rivals of Newell's Old Boys where Messi played before joining Barcelona nearly a decade ago.
Messi is on his break after seeing his club Barcelona taking both the Champions League and La Liga crown this season.
Messi scored the second goal of the 3-1 victory over Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.