Messi receives stunning hand-painted boots
Lionel Messi has received a special, hand-painted pair of boots from a fan to commemorate his career.
The Barcelona superstar accepted the rare gift from Paraguayan artist Lili Cantero.
Messi becomes the latest player to be honoured by Cantero, who has also gifted Paolo Guerrero, Roque Santa Cruz and Derlis Gonzalez and the artist revealed the inspiration behind the work.
"These boots were sent to Barcelona as a gift for the player, they are fully hand-painted," Cantero said.
"The boots are inspired by the life of Messi, narrating with images its history and how it was working hard to reach the top.