Messi suffers scare as fan evades security to embrace him

GRAF9761. YEDA (ARABIA SAUDÍ), 09/01/2020.- Un espontáneo abraza al delantero argentino del FC Barcelona Lionel Messi (c) en los últimos minutos de la semifinal de la Supercopa de España que se disputa en la ciudad de Yeda (Arabia Saudí). EFE/JuanJo Martín

Leo Messi suffered a momentary scare as he witnessed a supporter running in his direction after the 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid.

The fan evaded security to run onto the field at King Abdullah Sports City, and Messi appeared unsure as to whether it was with good intentions or not.

A fan rushes towards Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi following the Spanish Super Cup semi final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on January 9, 2020, at the King Abdullah Sport City in the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah. – The winner will face Real Madrid in the final on January 12. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

The spectator embraced the Argentine, but Messi put his hands in the air, demonstrating his uncertainty in the situation.

Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi (C) leaves the pitch following the Spanish Super Cup semi final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on January 9, 2020, at the King Abdullah Sport City in the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah. – The winner will face Real Madrid in the final on January 12. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Security eventually reprimanded the fan and Messi looked in no mood for niceties after a frustrating evening.