Lionel Messi has demonstrated his charitable side by ensuring the leftovers from his lavish wedding were donated to a local Rosario food bank.
The Barcelona superstar tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo last week back in his native Argentina in front of the great and good of world football.
Neymar, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique as well as Dani Alves, Sergio Aguero, Cesc Fabregas, Angel Di Maria, Xavi and Carles Puyol were among the stars to celebrate the marriage last Friday.
Current Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez was in attendance (Picture: Eitan Abramovich /AFP/Getty Images)
Messi graduated from Barcelona’s academy with Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas who jetted in from London (Picture: Eitan Abramovich /AFP/Getty Images)
There was plenty of food and drink left over, though it did not go to waste thanks to the generosity of Messi and his new bride.
‘It all arrived to the store and we’re controlling it,’ Rosario Food Bank director Pablo Algrain claimed. ‘We don’t yet know quite how much there is.
Messi & Antonella's wedding food menu. pic.twitter.com/RnRH7X7m4G
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‘We explained to the wedding organisers that we can accept soft drinks and snacks, but that we’d have to change alcoholic drinks for money because we cannot accept them.’
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Messi had cause for a double celebration when earlier this week Barcelona confirmed the 30-year-old was set to sign a new contract when he returns to the club following his honeymoon.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s new deal will tie him to the Catalan giants until 2021, unless any of his suitors are prepared to pay an eye-watering £265million release clause, and will net him a staggering £500,000-a-week.
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