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Barcelona star Messi attacked by thug in hometown Rosario

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been attacked in the streets of hometown Rosario. Telam reports Messi was thumped by a Rosario Central fan as he left a local restaurant.

The incident took place in front of school children, who Messi was posing for photographs with.

"I'm a Central supporter, you're from Newell's", the unknown individual reportedly shouted, landing a punch on the 23-year-old before being separated by the crowd which had gathered to see the Argentina and Barca number 10.

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