An elderly fan documents Messi’s goals “with paper and pen”… and Leo responds


In a world where smart devices and websites specialized in football statistics are available, and with the click of a button, you can watch and follow your favorite star, but some still deal with the old traditional methods, especially if they are elderly.

Don Hernan, a 100-year-old Argentine fan, has scored every goal for his favorite star Lionel Messi (with paper and pencil) since the 34-year-old began his football career.

Hernan makes sure he writes down every goal Messi scores and calls his grandson Julian Mastrangelo when he’s not watching to make sure he doesn’t miss a thing.

Hernan’s story reached Messi, for the latter to respond to it in a kind human gesture from the player crowned with the Golden Ball award 6 times.

Messi said during a video clip: “Hello, Hernan, your story has reached me.”

“It’s crazy that you’re scoring all my goals in this way, that’s why I wanted to send you a big hug and thank you for what you did.”

After the video reached the 100-year-old, he cried, “I’ve always been behind you and always will be, I’ll walk behind you until the end.”


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