Lionel Messi is the hottest star on the planet right now and one of the most influential Ballon d’Or winners in soccer history. He has countless fans around the globe and countless people are bowled over by his skills and character. Fans go to his matches, buy his jerseys, and even show their support by designing Custom Lapel Pins featuring him, wear lapel pins on their bodies to show their support, or collect them as souvenirs and gifts.
Arguably the most celebrated football player in history with claims of him being the Greatest person ever to have played the sport. Messi however has an underlying story that could paint an ugly picture to his reputation. The story has been branded “Messi 14.”
Reports has it that Messi dated a 14-year-old girl when he was 18-year-old. The teenage is named Macarena Lemos. Macarena claimed to have been very close to Messi at a very young age with them mostly regarded as bestfriends. She added that Messi’s mother was very strict and protective of him to an extent where she once chased her with her frying pan while she was out in the mall shopping with her mom and aunt.
“She [Messi’s mother] was following me and taking photos until I turned around and asked her what was going on. That’s when she started insulting me. What was she doing there in the electronics section, with a frying pan in her hand? She was following me with a telephone and a frying pan.
I have never came out and said whether I had slept with her son. I was 14 and he was 18 – and I didn’t reveal anything about our relationship. She treated me like I was nothing, as if I were hanging from her son’s ribs. She seems to think I said something to a magazine, but I never did. They are confused.”
The story has is turning into a sour one for Lionel Messi with rants of him dating a minor being made. Dating a 14-year-old when you’re 18 is seen as an adult dating a minor and it is generally not accepted.
Macarena Lemos is now a professional model.