Luis Suarez Reminds a Fan That He’s Not the Best, Messi Is (Video)
While signing some autographs for fans prior to Barcelona’s friendly against the LA Galaxy, a young fan tells Luis Suarez that he’s the best. Suarez smiles, then insists that he’s not the best. He then asks the fan if he knows who the best REALLY is.
The fan then replies, matter-of-factly, “Messi.”
Suarez smiles some more and says that’s right.
Luis Suarez could have just said thanks, and the world would have kept on spinning, but he felt the need to toss that glory over to his teammate, and the de facto king of the team, Lionel Messi. It’s understandable, but it makes me wonder if this was just Suarez goofing around, or if he deflects this sort of praise all the time. If so, is he obligated to do it?
I bet if the camera panned back, we’d see Lionel Messi, menacingly making a throat-slashing gesture to Suarez, stopping only after the footballer corrected the kid.