To be Lionel Messi is to be semi-regularly bombarded by fans, whether during warm-ups, after the final whistle, or right in the middle of a game.

Messi typically handles these pitch invaders with grace: He’ll give them a hug or a high five. He’ll pose for a selfie.

Last week in Dublin, after a friendly between Barcelona and Celtic, a fan jumped from the stands as Messi made his way from the field through the tunnel. This time, Messi’s bodyguard hurdled himself at the fan and made a truly excellent open-field tackle.

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