The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner sparked more lively debate on social media – not for the first time in his career – when posting an image of the meal he had acquired from a local eatery now that he is plying his club trade at Inter Miami.
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Messi posted “thank you @bancheromiami” alongside a photo of his pizza choice – which delivered a mixed response, to say the least. While some have questioned the Argentine’s takeaway habits, crowds are flocking to the same eatery in a bid to savour some of the delights being enjoyed by a legendary figure from the world of football.
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Banchero have posted on Instagram – while changing their bio to “Lionel Messi’s favorite pizza!” - an image of punters forming a lengthy queue just to get through the door. They said: “Corner of 71st and Collins Ave - look at it! Thank you to everyone for choosing us.” They accompanied that post with a goat emoji – in a nod towards Messi being the greatest of all-time – and a “thank you forever” message.