Lionel Messi runs with a strange unidentified object

Lionel Messi, star of the football team Barcelona FC, runs triumphantly along the pitch while carrying a... sponge? Plastic-wrapped socks and a shoehorn? Messi looks triumphant; do Champions League winners get a free shoehorn and socks? Whatever he's carrying, this happened at the 2009 UEFA Champions League finals in Rome, Italy, on May 27, 2009. Barcelona FC beat Manchester City by a score of 2-0.

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