Lionel Messi's older brother Matias, who recently had his house in Argentina targeted by a drive-by shooting, describes himself as the Barcelona star's "number one fan." Matias not only proves that by sharing similar DNA, but with the tattoo he has on his arm of Lionel in an Albiceleste shirt.
Matias told radio station Mega 98.3 (via Sport):
"After every game I send a message, whether the outcome is good or bad. But lately I just say that I do not know what to put."
"He's from another planet. I always say it."
While Leo's 48 goals in all competitions this season may have left his older brother speechless, he has set the bar for footballer sibling support. Now one of Cristiano Ronaldo's older sisters has to get a full back tattoo of him just to keep up.
- Lionel Messi