Argentine star Lionel Messi survived a collision with another vehicle while a car he was traveling in passed in Fort Lauderdale, California, hours before Inter Miami officially announced the contract with the player.
And the Argentine “Tyc Sports” channel published a viral video clip on social media, documenting the snapshot that occurred in the presence of an American traffic police patrol.
According to the Spanish newspaper “Marca”, the incident began with Messi leaving the facilities of Inter Miami in an expensive white SUV and almost colliding with another vehicle.
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– Inter Miami CF Burner (@miamifutbolmls) July 14, 2023
She added that it was clear that what happened was not a fault of Messi, because a fan distracted him while he was approaching a crossroads.
The video clip shows that Messi cut off the signal despite the presence of the red light, but in fact he was accompanied by the traffic police with a warning siren, which gives him the right to bypass the signal as he almost collided with another car.
And “Marca” went further when she confirmed that the driver coming from the other side should have paid attention to the matter, noting that the most important thing is that no one was harmed, as Messi and the other driver succeeded in controlling their vehicles before anything happened.
According to traffic laws in the United States, whoever crosses a red light will be fined between $150 and $300, depending on the road condition.
In addition, 3 points are added to his balance, so that if any driver’s balance reaches 12 points, his license will be revoked.
Inter Miami announces Messi deal
The American club, Inter Miami, announced that Argentine star Lionel Messi had officially signed a contract with the team until 2025.
“I am very excited to start this next step in my career with Inter Miami and in the United States,” Messi said. This is a great opportunity and together we will continue to build this beautiful project. The idea is that we work together to achieve the goals we have set, and I can’t wait to start helping here in my new home.”
The 36-year-old arrived in Florida to finalize the deal, estimated to be worth around 60 million euros annually.
Cuban-American billionaire Jorge Mas, owner of Inter Miami, revealed in a previous interview with the Spanish newspaper El País, “Messi’s salary will be between 50 and 60 million euros per year.”
Mas added, “The agreement stipulates that Messi, after retiring, will receive a share in the ownership of the club, and he will also receive additional funds from the revenues of television broadcasts owned by the “Apple TV” platform, and a share in the sales of Adidas shirts.
The former star of Barcelona, Spain, and Paris Saint-Germain, will be presented to the fans during an official ceremony in the team’s stronghold today, Sunday.