Even Lionel Messi’s DOG gets a hero’s welcome! Argentina fans serenade their captain’s canine pal in bizarre clip on social media after the PSG star inspired his country to World Cup glory in Qatar
Cheering Argentina fans paid an eerie tribute to Lionel Messi by serenading his dog with a hero’s reception after the country’s World Cup triumph.
In a clip posted to TikTok by the PostUnited account, a group of supporters wearing Argentinian jerseys are seen chanting “it’s Messi’s dog” to the animal, a large Dogue de Bordeaux called Hulk, as they continue to celebrate their third World Cup crown.
Fans dance as the dog appears before petting the Hulk while continuing to sing in the footage, which has been viewed over 1.1 million times.
A small group of Argentinian fans chanted and sang ‘It’s Messi’s dog’ in the clip on social media
The group of fans then wave to the Hulk as they continue to chant ‘it’s Messi’s dog’ to the animal
The clip was posted on TikTok by the PostUnited account and received over 1.1 million likes
Messi and the rest of the Argentina squad touched down in Buenos Aires in the early hours of Tuesday morning after returning from Qatar with the World Cup trophy following their victory over France in the final on Sunday.
The 35-year-old helped guide his country to their third World Cup with two goals in the game and scoring the opening penalty in the tense shootout after the match ended 3-3 at the end of the game. extension.
Messi lifting the World Cup with his nation cemented his status as the greatest of all time in the eyes of dozens of current players, former players and pundits.
Messi’s dog is a Dogue de Bordeaux called ‘Hulk’. The Argentinian star bought it in 2016
DOG OF BORDEAUX
Lionel Messi’s gargantuan pet is a French Mastiff, a dog breed known for its size and power.
Such is their inherent strength, they were once employed to carry heavy objects, while their imposing appearance has also seen them deployed as guard dogs.
Notoriously difficult to train, Dogues de Bordeaux quickly bond with their owners.
And Messi would do well to keep a few spare rags around his house. His type of dog tends to drool – a lot.
The Argentine star first bought Hulk – also known as Señor Hulk – in 2016. In January of that year, Messi took to Instagram to welcome the ‘newest member of the family’.
Footage of Messi kicking a ball with his dog then went viral on social media, with fans commenting on the French Mastiff’s large size. Dogue de Bordeaux dogs can weigh up to 50 kilograms.
In the clip, Messi playfully hits the ball over the dog’s head in his garden and in turn gives a sense of the animal’s scale.
Messi and his partner, Antonela Rocuzzo, have often shared images of themselves with their canine pal on Instagram.
They took him with them to Paris after Messi shocked Barcelona’s move to PSG in August 2021.
Messi and his team received an equally cheery welcome for his four-legged friend as thousands of fans gathered near Buenos Aires airport to welcome their heroes.
The world champions are due to take part in a ceremony at the famous Obelisk monument later on Tuesday.
Messi, 35, played a key role in guiding Argentina to their third World Cup crown