It seems Lionel Messi has gotten off to a fast start in adapting to American culture.
They spotted Messi at Publix last night— Morning Brew ☕️ (@MorningBrew) July 14, 2023
He's officially a Florida Man pic.twitter.com/JS2HDmSPzc
Enjoying Publix is far from the only introduction Messi has received to life in South Florida in his short time stateside. He was also bestowed with the local honor of having a chicken sandwich named after him at Hard Rock Cafe.
Lionel Messi hasn't played a single game in MLS yet and already has his own signature chicken sandwich at the Hard Rock 😂— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 12, 2023
🐐 things pic.twitter.com/brOyUtaY7M
The "Messi Chicken Sandwich" will feature a Milanesa spin on chicken, a call back to the star's Argentinian roots, and is topped with melted provolone cheese, aioli, tomatoes and arugula.
As for soccer, an official date has not been announced but Messi is expected to make his on-pitch American debut later this month.