BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian man who invaded the pitch at Argentina’s public training last week was arrested Wednesday as he tried to enter the team camp in Belo Horizonte.
Police said the man, who identified himself as 33-year-old Denis Andre Oliveira, was arrested for trespassing.
With tears streaming down his cheeks, he told reporters outside the Cidade do Galo sports facility that all he wanted was Lionel Messi’s autograph on his Argentina shirt.
On June 11, the man ran up to Messi at the end of an open training session at the Independencia stadium in Belo Horizonte, and started shining his boots before he was led away by security guards.
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