VIDEO: Cardenas rushes onto pitch at Soldier Field to greet Messi

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Perry's David Cardenas rushes the pitch at Soldier Field in Chicago Friday to meet his hero, Argentine futbol superstar Lionel "Leo" Messi, widely considered the best player in the world.

CHICAGO — Everyone has their hero.

For Perry’s David Cardenas — and tens of millions of others — that man is Argentine footballer extraordinaire Lionel “Leo” Messi, who also plays for Spanish club Barcelona.

Messi is widely considered one of the top players, if not the best player, on the planet. He came off the bench Friday to score three goals in 18 minutes to help send Argentina into the Copa America quarterfinals with a 5-0 win over Panama.

Cardenas eluded security and darted onto the pitch at Soldier Field late in the contest and was able to approach Messi, who eventually gave him a hug and reportedly signed a jersey for the former Bluejay All-Stater.

ThePerryNews.com received numerous notices via social media from friends of Cardenas sharing photos and video and noting the sudden notoriety of their pal. No word has yet been received about any repercussions for Cardenas.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as necessary.

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Here is a video link to Cardenas rushing the field, video by Univison Deportes: http://www.univision.com/deportes/copa-america-centenario-2016/messi-firma-la-camisa-a-un-nino-que-se-lanza-al-campo-a-abrazarlo-video

 

Perry's David Cardenas has the moment of a liftetime as he is hugged by Argentina's Lionel Messi.
Perry’s David Cardenas has the moment of a liftetime as he is hugged by Argentina’s Lionel Messi.

 

Wearing his hero's Barcelona jersey, Perry's David Cardenas rushed onto Soldier Field in Chicago Friday to meet Lional Messi of Argentina.
Wearing his hero’s Barcelona jersey, Perry’s David Cardenas rushed onto Soldier Field in Chicago Friday to meet Lional Messi of Argentina.

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