Lionel Messi has called a Spanish Twitch streamer a “son of shit” after revealing private text messages between the two to the public.
The Argentine legend made history last night when he won a record-equalling eighth Ballon d’Or in Paris.
The current Inter Miami player led his country to the World Cup title for the first time in his career last season.
He narrowly beat Man City striker Erling Haaland to claim the coveted award after the Norwegian scored 52 goals in a treble-winning season.
But when Messi was invited to Ibai Llanos’ Twitch stream, the former Barcelona player revealed that he was not happy with the Spaniard.
Spanish Twitch streamer Ibai Llanos was previously pictured with Inter Miami’s Lionel Messi
The Argentine laughed on the red carpet as he called the streamer a “son of shit” on the show
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He said, “Ibai, I’m angry with you.” I didn’t like that you showed our messages to the public. You have no privacy.’
Ibai then replied: “But Leo, I blurred it out.” “It didn’t show up,” to which the Argentine said: “So what? You didn’t show it, but you said exactly what it said. I do not like it. Next time I won’t answer. I’ll leave you reading.’
Ibai then asked how it felt to win his eighth Ballon d’Or trophy, but Messi replied mercilessly: “The Ballon d’Or?” “Now you’re changing the subject, you bastard.”
Ibai is one of the most famous Spanish streamers worldwide and currently has 15.3 million subscribers on Twitch.
Although he is well known throughout the streaming community, he also has some famous friends including Messi.
Another streaming sensation was present at the Ballon d’Or ceremony as IShow Speed looked thrilled when he met Erling Haaland.
The internet star was one of the first celebrities to arrive on the red carpet just after 6pm GMT and posed with Darren Jason Watkins Jr, his excitement to be at the event clearly visible.
The former Barcelona legend set a new world record after winning the Ballon d’Or for the eighth time
Messi was presented with the award by fellow MLS pioneer David Beckham. Messi, 36, moved to Inter Miami in the summer, just months after leading Argentina to World Cup victory.
But it was Beckham – now co-owner of Inter Miami – who first opened the floodgates to America when he moved from Real Madrid to LA Galaxy in 2007.
The former Manchester United and England star raved about Messi, who led Miami to the League Cup title shortly after joining the club.
“It’s very special to say that he is a player from Miami and in our city.” He will celebrate this in his own way with his teammates and family.
“We’ll do our best to celebrate it the Miami way. “I’m sure we can throw a good party.”
Messi was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and their three sons Mateo, Thiago and Ciro.