Lionel Messi: New wall graffiti of Barcelona icon thrills fans in Catalonia

A local street artist in Barcelona has produced a brilliant graffiti portrait of the football legend.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
18th June 2017

article:18th June 2017

The great man as you may not have seen him before.
The great man as you may not have seen him before.

In may be the off-season but Barcelona fans are still able to see club legend Lionel Messi on the streets of the city.

Barcelona street artist Axe Colours has painted a mural of the Argentinian legend, with Messi’s face surrounded by tinges of Barcelona’s blue and burgundy as well as Argentina’s light blue and white.

Tourists and locals have shown their appreciation for the mural, with plenty being spotted taking selfies as well as pictures of the artwork itself.

Check out some of the images below.

A picture taken on June 17, 2017 shows a graffiti portraying Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi in Barcelona. / AFP PHOTO / Josep LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)





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