Lionel messi, who has just become champion with the Argentine National Team against Brazil in the Copa América 2021, he recorded an emotional video of Nelo Mastrángelo, a 100-year-old grandfather who writes down all his goals in a notebook.
The story of the most faithful fan reached Leo’s ears and the answer was not long in coming. Julián, Nelo’s grandson, viralized the message through social networks: “Hi! How are you? Your story came to me and it seems crazy to me. Neither I have saved the goals that way. That’s why I wanted to send you a big hug, thank you for what you do, for the follow-up. All the best, see you. Bye!“.
“Don’t tell me it’s Messi“asked the grandfather to his grandson without leaving his amazement.”Messi, it has been an immense surprise. Thank you for being able to see you hand in hand, head on“, Nelo managed to say, surrounded by his family in a climate of deep emotion.
“I always followed you and I will follow you to the end“replied the grandson of Italian immigrants who was born in Benito Juárez, passed through Tandil and now resides in Vicente López, in the province of Buenos Aires.
Has no knowledge of the Internet or computer skills. He also does not use a telephone. That is why since 2010 it maintains its tradition of scoring all La Pulga goals in an artisanal way, in a notebook.
When he can’t watch a game, the Barcelona fan who never traveled to Spain calls his grandson to ask him: “Juli, how many goals did Messi score today?”
The only thorn that the Messi fan retains is the same one that millions of Argentines have and dates from July 13, 2014, in the final of the World Cup in Brazil. “Too bad he couldn’t score when they played the Germans for the title“, Nelo himself confessed in another video.
Luckily, in recent days he was able to celebrate winning the Copa América, Lionel’s 1st title with the Senior National Team. Right on the week he turned 100 and received a gift he will never forget.