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Lionel Messi's bodyguard goes viral for quick action in protecting the football star

Yassine Chueko, Lionel Messi's bodyguard, became well-known online following a Reddit video that showed him stepping in quickly to shield Messi from admirers.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Annesha Barua -- July 09th 2024 12:54 PM
Lionel Messi's bodyguard goes viral for quick action in protecting the football star

Lionel Messi's bodyguard goes viral for quick action in protecting the football star

PTC News Desk: An excessively fervent fan base is a potential target for world-famous football player Lionel Messi. Messi has Yassine Chueko, a recent internet celebrity, as a bodyguard to protect him.

A video demonstrating Chueko's attentiveness became viral on Reddit, garnering over 175,000 upvotes. In a number of situations, the video shows Chueko's prompt action to protect Messi from ardent supporters. Numerous people praised Chueko's professionalism and effectiveness in defending the well-known athlete on social media.


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"Many psychos also know you if you're well-known." Eventually, letting people touch you just isn't worth the risk. Given that Messi is among the most well-known individuals in the globe, the percentage of psychos is as high as it gets for a person. A user said, "People who are far less renowned than Messi have been killed or injured by random people who believe that the world is flat and that famous people are all reptiles.

"This guy runs at full speed, and when people come running toward him, he just walks them away and gives them a calm hug. Another user commented, "I bet this person is expensive as hell, but worth every penny."

You can see he's not the right person to test. His bearing is composed yet commanding. However, he is incredibly quick; his running acceleration is comparable to that of a linebacker, and it appears that he might dispatch multiple attackers at once. "I wouldn't put that guy to the test," another commenter said.

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Who is Lionel Messi's bodyguard, Yassine Chueko?

Yassine Chueko is a former US soldier who served as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to Sports Illustrated. According to reports, David Beckham, the president of Inter Miami, personally recommended Chueko be hired to guard Messi.

Chueko's role in a game is to man-mark Messi by running around the periphery of the pitch. This will enable him to intercept any pitchers that try to approach the Miami skipper.

Chueko also shields Messi during public events with his family, such shopping excursions, and before and after games. Chueko is quite active on social media as well. With 768,000 followers at the moment, he mostly posts videos on Instagram describing his boxing and martial arts training schedules. Chueko has taken part in a lot of mixed martial arts bouts.

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- With inputs from agencies

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