Tweeters on Twitter circulated a video documenting the reaction of Lionel Messi, when one of the organizers of the Golden Ball distribution asked the wife of the “Flea” to move away to photograph him alone.
The video showed one of the officials pointing his hand at Antonella Roccuzzo, moving away in order to take pictures of Messi alone.
And when Antonella moved away a little from the podium, Messi asked her to return and insisted that she stand by him while taking souvenir photos after winning the Ballon d’Or for the seventh time in his career, during a ceremony held in Paris last Monday.
Never mess with king’s wife’ – Watch Messi’s angry reaction as organiser asks Antonela to get out of Ballon d’Or photo
Messi was furious when his childhood sweetheart was amazingly asked to leave his side and get out of the lens’ focus. pic.twitter.com/MdqSUfPF6M
— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) December 1, 2021
Messi strengthened his record as the owner of the most golden balls with seven balls, and is now two gold balls ahead of his closest pursuer, Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi won his seven Ballon d’Or awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021.