Lionel Messi fan Tweets plans to run on pitch during USA vs. Argentina, follows through with it

And the world thought a Lionel Messi fan was joking when he boasted on Twitter about running on the pitch during USA vs. Argentina.

Michael Soto, an Argentina supporter and huge Messi fan, obviously, took to Twitter during the eventual 4-0 Argentina victory to outline his plan for getting on the pitch and having Messi sign his swag:

Pull through, indeed. Soto ran onto the pitch, dropped to his knees and had enough time to get the desired autograph before security arrived to take him away. Messi even remembered to give Soto the marker back.

The Periscope of the scene is available here:

While this isn’t behavior anyone should applaud, especially for fear of copycats, it’s funny nonetheless. In the new world of social media, it was going to happen sooner or later, so at least it happened without major incident.

Expect beefed up security at all events moving forward, with this well-documented event used as a teaching point.

Chris Roling

About Chris Roling

Chris is an Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism graduate and associate editor here at TSD. He also covers breaking news and the NFL at Bleacher Report and resides in Athens (OH) with his wife and two dogs.