Lionel Messi has a bodyguard who even accompanies him on

Lionel Messi has a bodyguard who even accompanies him on the pitch

To keep his big star Lionel Messi from getting into trouble, Inter Miami CF President David Beckham has hired a bodyguard to follow him everywhere.

This man, Yassine Chueko, has become famous on social media since videos showed him on the sidelines. He never takes his eyes off the Argentine and is also on the lookout for intrusion attempts during the action.

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In a Leagues Cup game against Philadelphia Union on August 15, Chueko could also be seen preventing a supporter who had just jumped onto the pitch from approaching Messi.

According to Sports Illustrated magazine, it was Beckham himself who recommended this measure. Chueko also protects No. 10 before and after games and when she is out in public with her family.

The daily La Nacion discovered that this bodyguard is a former US Navy SEAL and has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Chueko is also a specialist in martial arts and boxing.

Already having 10 goals and three assists in just eight games for Inter Miami, Messi is omnipresent on the field and should continue to stir the crowds. Try to open your eyes to spot Chueko in the next Herons clash against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday.