Inter Miami’s new signing Lionel Messi was involved in a frightening road traffic incident after he ran past the red light into a moving traffic.
The Argentine football legend was escorted by the Fort Lauderdale Police when the incident happened. Lionel Messi was extremely lucky that his car didn’t crash into other moving vehicles as other road users were alert during the incident.
His car turned left as intended, and the Police continued to follow him. Also, other drivers continued with their journey.
Although it was not known whether Lionel Messi was driving or not, he was present in the car when the incident happened. It was almost a disastrous start for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner in Miami, Florida.
In the future, the player and his driver will pay more attention to the traffic light to avoid a similar incident.
He will probably not face any charges for running against the traffic light because the cops were with him.
Meanwhile, the vehicle conveying Lionel Messi when the incident happened appears to be a newer model of the Audi Q8, whose prices range from $73,000 to $123,000.
Inter Miami are set to unveil the player on July 16, 2023, and he is likely to make his debut on July 22, 2023, against Cruz Azul in The League Cup.
Since he arrived in Miami, Lionel Messi has been trying to get used to the city as he has been seen moving around as frequently as possible.
On July 13, 2023, Lionel Messi was seen with his family shopping in a grocery store around South Beach with a variety of goods in the cart.
The player was spotted performing fatherly duties to his wife and children.
Lionel Messi was in great spirits throughout the store visit, and he doesn’t seem to be bothered by the fans asking to take a photo with him.
Lionel Messi’s Wife
Lionel Messi’s wife, named Antonela Roccuzzo, was born in the third-largest city in Argentina, Rosario, which is the same city where Lionel Messi was born.
She was born on February 28, 1988, and Antonela is currently 35 years old. Antonela has a height of 1.75 meters.
She had known Lionel Messi since they were five years old. Lucas Scaglia, who was her cousin, was Lionel Messi’s childhood friend.
Antonela initially trained as a dentist at the university. After that, she switched to social communication. She is currently working as a model for the Argentine fashion label Ricky Sarkany.
It was reported that Antonela knows how to speak English and will be ready to teach her husband the language due to his move to Inter Miami.
She was taught English at Centro Educativo Latino americano de Rosario before she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Social science.