Watch video: Fan bows before Lionel Messi, gets a hug at Copa America

Jun 22, 2016, 16:04 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Something strange took place during the semifinal between Argentina and US as a fan came on to the field to hug Lionel Messi. What's funny is, he succeeded and even got a hug back.

The fan went on to first get on his knees and praise the Barcelona star before standing up and hugging him. Messi in turn smiled away and hugged the fan back,

Check out the video here.

Meanwhile, the security, did absolutely nothing about it. It took them quite a while before they even realized what was cooking on the field.

Lionel Messi
(L-R) - The fan first gets on his knees, praises Messi and then gets a hug. Pic/ AFP

The Argentina football team led by captain Lionel Messi defeated United States 4-0 to enter the final of the Copa America 2016 tournament.

Messi also went on to break the record to become Argentina's all-time leading goalscorer in football history. He has scored 55 goals so far in 112 matches.

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