Lionel Messi takes over Hong Kong! Traditional sailing boat featuring legendary Argentine’s face spotted in Victoria Harbour as adoring fans go wild for David Beckham and boy band Mirror at sold-out pre-season friendly

Inter Miami and adidas have made a major promotional push in Hong Kong in the build-up to their friendly with a select XI of the league's players. They won the game 4-1 and beforehand, a traditional boat was bedecked in Messi's image. Prior to the game, fans also went wild for Herons owner David Beckham and boy-band Mirror.

Inter Miami have been everywhere in Hong Kong, with video screens featuring Messi's image and pop-up stores, where fans can buy shirts and other merchandise, set up around the city. Messi has not visited Hong Kong in a decade, and while fans can also buy shirts featuring the names of Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Luis Suarez, one has to think Messi will be outstripping his pals.


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