FC Barcelona superstar and captain Lionel Messi has explained why one of his sons sometimes celebrates when rivals Real Madrid score.
In a recent interview, the Argentine was asked about his family life and specifically his three sons, who all seem to have taken a keen interest in the sport their father has become one of the all-time greats in.
Speaking about his second youngest, Mateo, Messi said he tries to get under his older brother’s skin by cheering when Real score, while he sometimes even teases his own father.
"We played at home, and last time we kicked it about, he (Mateo) would tell me, 'I’m Liverpool, who beat you,'" he told TyCSports.
"'You are Barca, and I’m Liverpool.'
"He’s watching TV and he screams goal for Real Madrid.
"He does it to annoy his brother.
"Everyone watching Madrid, they score, Thiago gets angry, and Mateo goes 'goaaaal for Madrid!'"
Messi has been a rival of Real’s since he burst on the scene for the Catalan giants, who he has since scored 603 goals for in 687 matches.
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