Messi Has Tattooed A Sock Onto His Leg In Case He Forgets He's A Footballer

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Lionel Messi, the best footballer in the world (sorry, CR7) has added some interesting ink to his body: an all-black sock which contains both his shirt number and a football.

The Barcelona striker was snapped with his new artwork on display whilst training with Argentina.

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Is he signaling his commitment to winning the Champions League and dedicating himself to crafting immortal technique? Or does he need a reminder to pack his socks for training?

The left leg was already covered with a tattoo of his son Thiago and adorned with wings and flowers, but it looks like the black tunnel of dark ink has won his heart over an image of his offspring.

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But when it comes down to it, his right calf is reserved exclusively for oversized canine companions.

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