Lionel Messi has apologised to Zenit Saint Petersburg striker and Argentina youth international Sebastian Driussi for not recognising him in a photo.
The 21-year-old posed for a picture with the Barcelona star which was uploaded to Instagram, with Messi later apologising for not recognising him during the time of the photo.
“I know him and feel bad for not having recognised him at the time,” Messi told Fox Sports Argentina.
“When I was approached by him for a photo I had assumed he was one of the people who are usually waiting to have a photograph with me but we share a tattoo artists and have messaged each other previously.
“Then I saw the photograph uploaded to Instagram so I had to apologise to him!”
Driussi joined Zenit from River Plate earlier this year and netted three goals in 19 appearances.