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Messi ‘punched’ River Plate fan after being spat at

The Barcelona hero had just won the World Club Cup with the Catalan giants in Tokyo when he was accosted by a number of River Plate fans.

He might look mild mannered and egalitarian.

But underneath Lionel Messi’s calm façade lies a monster ready to snap.

The yobs insulted the Argentine as he was preparing to board a flight home and he snapped.

“Several River fans insulted Messi and the issue escalated to the point that one of them spat at Messi.” – Spanish newspaper, ASAnd it’s then that the 28-year-old reportedly struck one of them… before Luis Enrique and Luis Suarez stepped in to calm the situation down.

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Spanish newspaper Marca also claim Javier Mascherano was targeted by the thugs.

Credit: DreamTeamFC

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