An awe-struck Jamaican international, Deshorn Brown, took things to a new 21st century level on Saturday night by asking Messi for a selfie after a match between Jamaica and Argentina.
At the end of his nation’s 1-0 Copa America defeat against Argentina, the forward grabbed his smartphone, walked up to Lionel Messi and asked for a selfie.
“He surprised me. On top of that I was annoyed about how the match had gone despite our win. But when I saw the phone I realised what was going on. It’s really nice when a colleague asks me for that”. The Argentine and Barcelona forward said.
Brown explained that he’d prepared to take the photo before the match, leaving his phone on the substitutes bench so he could grab it at the final whistle.
“Messi is the best in the world, a star, and that’s a photo I’ll have as a souvenir all my life,” he told reporters after the game in Vina del Mar, Chile.
Deshorn Brown (Jamaica NT): “Today was the best day of my life because I was able to take a photo with Lionel Messi." pic.twitter.com/siyHEL37Uy