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Messi takes a shot from 90-year-old President of Israel
by Samuel Charles, August 6th, 2013 1:50AM

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[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Barcelona's two-day "Peace Tour" in Israel and Palestine ended on Sunday night with Israel President Shimon Peres tagging Lionel Messi in a delicate region during pregame ceremonies in Tel Aviv.

Like many of the world’s biggest teams, Barcelona has been jogging around the planet playing friendlies to raise awareness of their global brand, but this brief jaunt to the Middle East by the world’s most famous soccer team was aimed at the ongoing peace process in the region, but someone may have forgotten to remind Israel’s 90 year-old-president.

During pregame festivites everything is set up for a ceremonial kick by Sharon to his assistant, and planet’s best player, Lionel Messi. The President seizes the opportunity to demonstrate his youth and vitality in his right leg by hitting Messi in the midsection, to the delight of all his Barcelona teammates ...



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  1. Scott O'connor
    commented on: August 6, 2013 at 4:28 p.m.
    In other news, Argentina has unexpectedly declared war on Israel.


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