The 18-year-old supporter who entered the field to embrace Lionel Messi during Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Australia in a recent international friendly played in Beijing has received punishment, according to Chinese police.
The Chinese fan was issued a 12-month stadium ban by the police.
According to twiscoloaded, Messi scored in the victory over Australia.
Within the first two minutes of the game, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner scored the game’s first goal with an incredible curler from outside the box.
The fan, who managed to meet Emiliano Martinez in addition to Lionel Messi, will now be subject to a severe punishment for his activities.
The police have released a statement that reads, in part, “The Chaoyang District Public Security Bureau placed him in administrative detention according to the law, identifying the 18-year-old, surnamed Di, who will not be allowed to enter a stadium for the next 12 months.”