- Lionel Messi has taken time out to celebrate his mum on her birthday
- The mother of four clocks 61 this month and his most successful child has sent her a touching message
- The 33-year-old is currently serving a two-match ban for swinging his arm against Athletic Bilbao star
Barcelona and Argentina legend Lionel Messi has taken to social media to celebrate his mother Celia Maria Cuccittini on her birthday.
The six-time Ballon d' Or winner shared a picture of himself and his old woman with the caption that reads 'Happy Birthday Mummy. I love you'.
Messi and Celia were pictured embracing themselves while they look towards the camera for a portrait in a not-too-well lit room.
No other person was in sight in the image the superstar posted on social media to celebrate his mother but a few people might be behind the scene.
Apart from the 33-year-old forward, the 61-year-old woman also gave birth to three other kids namely; Maria Sol Messi, Rodrigo Messi, and Matias Messi.
Meanwhile, the four-time Champions League winner will not participate in Barca's next two games owing to the red card he was given in his side's Spanish Super Cup defeat to Athletic Bilbao this month.
He was spotted by the VAR swinging his arm against one of his opponents towards the end of the game - a decision that earned him his first marching order in a game.
Messi and his former teammate Luis Suarez are joint top scorers in the Spanish League so far this campaign with 11 goals credited to their names each.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has been excluded from the FIFA 21 team of the year for the first time ever.
The 33-year-old Argentine star was replaced by Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe in the right flank.
While Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski join the 2018 World Cup winner to complete the three-man attack.
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