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Viral face wash ad reveals a Japanese-speaking Lionel Messi

  • An old Japanese ad featuring Paris Saint-Germain football star Lionel Messi has left netizens in stitches after it resurfaced on social media and went viral last month.
  • Messi, 35, became the face of Angfa Scalp-D facial wash in 2013. He appeared in the company’s two-part campaign to promote its product and notably spoke in Japanese.
  • “Messi speaking Japanese is still one of the funniest thing you'll see today,” @Troll_Fotballl wrote in an Oct. 10 tweet that has already garnered over 1.3 million views and 14,900 likes.
  • “What did I just watch?” Instagram football meme channel @Footebate wrote in the caption of its Oct. 11 post, which has garnered over 13.5 million views and 958,000 likes as of this writing.

An old Japanese ad featuring Paris Saint-Germain football star Lionel Messi has left netizens in stitches after it resurfaced on social media and went viral last month.

Messi, who has over 371 million followers on Instagram, has been offered several endorsement deals by world-renowned companies throughout his career, from Pepsi and Lay’s to Adidas.

A Chinese Club Just Offered Lionel Messi an Insane $500 Million 5-Year Contract

A wealthy football club from the Chinese Super League is reportedly eyeing Argentine superstar Lionel Messi with an offer that would definitely be difficult to refuse.

Chinese club Hebei China Fortune, currently helmed by Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini, is offering the Argentina national team captain over £80 million ($99.9 million) per year, more than double his current pay of £40 million ($49.9 million). According to AS (via Goal.com), the club’s offer is a five-year contract worth $500 million.