Lionel Messi has only ever asked once and to one very special player to swap shirts.
When you’re the GOAT, you don’t usually go around asking other players for their shirt after a game.
It’s common practice, for players to swap shirts especially after a big game.
For some of the smaller teams in football, the players will battle to get a hold of a superstar’s jersey.
So it’s not uncommon for everyone one the field to want Messi’s jersey. Messi a gentleman of football will always oblige if asked.
What a moment.
Lionel Messi swaps shirts with Chapecoense plane crash survivor Alan Ruschel. 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/TzVt0fO1J0
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 7, 2017
The Argentine superstar does not see it as a big deal if he swaps shirts or not.
He does have a little method to his shirt swapping after a big game.
In an interview reported by TyC Sport, he reveals all.
“If there is an Argentine I swap it with him, but, unless someone asks me, I’m not asking anyone.”
However, he admits when the opportunity to swap with another legend even he had to ask.
Barcelona fans look away now.
“I don’t ask for shirts, I usually swap them, but I asked Zidane once.”
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) November 13, 2019