The Rio Report

Leo Messi leaves a little kid hanging before Argentina game

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Being a mascot at a World Cup match is every young football fan’s dream – so imagine this youngster’s delight when they were told they would be on duty during the Argentina-Bosnia game.

Being a mascot at such a prestigious match meant the little football fan would possibly have the opportunity to meet the world’s greatest player, Lionel Messi.

So imagine what must have being going through the mascot’s head when Messi strode toward him arm outstretched.

It would be every football fan's dream come true.

However, all was not as it seemed as Messi strode past the mascot to shake hands with the referee.

Of course there is no blame attributable to Messi in this situation, but you do have to feel for the little mascot.

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