Is that you Ronnie? Messi fooled by lookalike
Everyone knows Lionel Messi as the nice guy of football.
Even when over-enthusiastic fans invaded Argentina's World Cup training session in Belo Horizonte, the Barcelona forward took it all in his stride and even gave one lucky fan his training top.
But Messi was perhaps a little too gullible when one gatecrasher bearing an uncanny resemblance to former Brazilian star Ronaldinho showed up.
The four-time World Player of the Year actually believed that the doppelganger was his former Barcelona teammate, said the lookalike, who was identified by Goal.com as Robinson Oliveira.
Speaking to Goal.com, Oliveira said: "When he saw me he was shocked because he thought I was the real Ronaldinho and he told me that I didn't need to run on the pitch to see him.
He said: 'What are you doing running on here to see me?' When he held my hand, I went down on my knees (and bowed). It was so emotional."
Sources: YouTube, AFP, Goal.com