In which Lionel Messi goes to a play, gets pulled up on stage (video)

AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo

Lionel Messi’s on-field style has a knack for the theatrical, so it’s little surprise that his presence at a musical raised the stage in Argentina.

On a night off during this international break, Messi went to see a friend of his perform under the bright lights in Buenos Aires.

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Instead, he pretty much became part of the show, highlighted in the crowd and then brought on stage to roars of “Mes-si! Mes-si! Mes-si!”

It’s safe to say this is almost the norm for the world’s best player. What privacy?!?