Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi's restaurant gives free meals to the poor

Argentina is in the midst of a cold snap right now.

The temperatures in the capital Buenos Aires are barely making it into double digits during the day and it’s getting very cold at night.

As such, the country’s growing homeless population is suffering and in need of food.

So over in Rosario, Lionel Messi’s restaurant is offering homeless people free meals, coffee and even a bit of wine.

The restaurant, named VIP, has been offering warm meals since last Friday and intends to keep doing so for the foreseeable future.

“We’ve also been giving out coffee, soft drinks and even some wine to some,” said the restaurant manager Ariel Almada, to Marca.

“Many people came and were very respectful. We’re going to keep this up for 15 days, every night between 19:00 and 21:00.”

Well played, Lionel.

The Barcelona man is currently embroiled in a bit of a media circus after his comments on ‘corruption’ at the Copa America.


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