Close to the mess! Inter Miami rising star Lionel Messi is lucky to avoid a serious accident after his car ran a red light while being escorted by Fort Lauderdale police officers.
- Messi has been in Florida for a few days but has already had a traffic scare
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Lionel Messi is off to an interesting start in his early days as a South Florida resident.
Messi, who will be revealed as an Inter Miami player, was being escorted by police in his new hometown when his vehicle ran a red light.
The Argentine’s car entered a busy intersection, where the car was lucky not to be hit by several passing cars.
This vehicle made a left turn as police continued to follow it. It is not clear whether or not Messi was driving the vehicle, but it was known that he was inside.
Argentine television channel TyC Sports captured the moment as it unfolded as anticipation for Messi’s arrival continues to grow.
A car carrying Lionel Messi ran a red light while in South Florida on Friday.
Messi and his family are already in South Florida, where they are getting used to their new life.
Messi is set to join Inter Miami months after leading Argentina to a third World Cup title
Inter Miami has yet to sign or technically reveal Messi as a club player, but this Sunday he will be revealed and will make his debut on July 21 against Cruz Azul in the MLS/Liga MX competition: the League Cup.
Messi has already begun to acclimatize to his surroundings, being spotted on Thursday night at the popular Publix supermarket chain.
His arrival has also prompted companies to produce products dedicated to or inspired by him, including the Hard Rock Cafe, which revealed the ‘Made for You by Leo Messi’ meal featuring a chicken sandwich. Messi had already launched a hamburger in conjunction with the music-themed restaurant.
The Argentinian departed from French giant Paris Saint-Germain after a season in which he underperformed, often drawing jeers and jeers from the PSG faithful.
But Messi is likely to feel at home in Miami, where he already owned a residence before moving to Inter. He will also reportedly be joined by former Barcelona teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba at Inter Miami.