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WATCH: Messi, Griezmann behind the scenes of the Ballon d’Or Gala

Lionel Messi hanging out with his family on his way to his record sixth award

Ballon D’Or Ceremony 2019 in Paris Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Recently released video shows Lionel Messi and his family, alongside the rest of the Barcelona delegation, behind the scenes at the Ballon d’Or gala. The Argentine forward is accompanied by his wife and three sons, in addition to, notably, Antoine Griezmann.

The video shows one of Messi’s sons, Matteo, joking around with Griezmann on the plane. The French forward does some of his viral Fortnite “L Dance” celebration to the kid to amuse him, and we get some video of Leo just being a dad and cutting up airline food.

Later, we see Messi in the limo leaving the gala after having won. His eldest, Thiago, can also be seen tapping on the Ballon d’Or as if it were a drum.

There are glimpses as well of Messi’s wife, Antonella. He also has a third child, Ciro, but he may have been too young for the trip.

The award was given at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris by France Football magazine. This was the Argentine star’s sixth such award, a world record.

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